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Book lovers rejoice, the Byron Writers’ Festival is coming

IT'S THAT time of the year when book lovers, writers and those with big ideas come together for the Byron Bay Writers Festival.

It is Australia's largest regional literary event, famously hosted by Byron Bay, and is now only weeks away.

The three-day Byron Bay Writers Festival (August 7-9) program has sparked keen anticipation and strong festival bookings.

Author Sophie Laguna
Author Sophie Laguna

Festival organisers have now announced 2015 Miles Franklin award winner Sophie Laguna, has joined the writers heading to Byron Bay.

Her novel, The Eye of the Sheep, was selected from a shortlist of powerful Australian voices, including Joan London, who was the recent winner of the prestigious Kibble award, and will also be appearing at the festival.

Festival director, Edwina Johnson, is delighted to be welcoming so many celebrated international and Australian authors, thinkers and innovators.

The festival has posted record ticket sales to date and festival staff expect three-day passes and Saturday passes will sell out shortly.

Tickets are still available for Friday and Sunday, including the stellar line-up for Kids Big Day Out featuring popular children's author Jackie French and Australian superstar Andy Griffiths.

Tickets are also still available for selected Feature events and Workshops from the website.


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