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Cheers for a superstar

Authors aren’t usually given the big showbiz treatment but the cheers were loud and long when John Marsden took the stage at the Byron Bay Literary Festival. Appearing before a very enthusiastic youthful audience he said the welcome made him feel like Justin Bieber. Judging by the cheers we had been…

Festival of delights

Byron Bay turned on the sunshine at the weekend for what proved to be a sparkling Writers’ Festival. Each year the festival grows in reputation as it pulls together a stellar list of guest speakers yet, despite the inevitable increase in size, it manages to retain the intimacy and sense…


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