This year's Sydney' Writers Festival is so chock full of literary goodness that it's busting through state borders and touching down in Melbourne. Rounding out the end of the festival from May 1 to 22, The Wheeler Centre is set to play host to a huge event series, featuring a selection of exciting guests from SWF, as well as from the Auckland Writers' Festival and the Brisbane Powerhouse.
The Mayhem bill has events to tickle just about everyone's fancies, pulling a diverse lineup of speakers to the stage.
You'll catch British comedian and Peep Show star Robert Webb chatting modern masculinity with our own Clementine Ford, get some insight into climate change as dished up by US Rolling Stone contributing editor Jeff Goodell, and talk love and lust with the acclaimed André Aciman, who authored the original book behind last year's big screen hit, Call Me By Your Name.
Other highlights to squeeze into your Mayhem schedule include talks by New York queer feminist writer Eileen Myles, US neuroscientist David Eagleman, Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz and Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney.