The New Yorker Hits Melbourne Writers' Festival
Apparently New York is a lot like Melbourne, only ten times bigger and with more celebrities and people who sometimes carry guns. It’s our personalities that bring us closer together than objects in the rear mirror appear – a love of art and culture and books, an effortless sophistication, forward-thinking smarts and sharp humour.
All of these traits also apply to The New Yorker
, an iconic New York magazine which contains a weekly dose of everything required to amuse and educate, from hard-hitting stories to funny cartoons, reviews to stories about ‘Why Fancy Fast Food Makes Us Mad’. This is why it’s a pretty big deal that the Melbourne Writers Festival
have announced they’re bringing out a chunk of the all-star team to speak at the festival this August.
Eight different events will feature editorial honcho Henry Finder, transcendentally ace music writer Sasha Frere-Jones, renowned art critic Peter Schjeldahl, staff writer David Grann and cartoonist Roz Chast.
You can buy a special New Yorker Pass now which gives you access to all of the events, covering topics such as ‘The Critic as Artist’ and ‘Theories of Everything’ (yep, everything). The Melbourne Writers Festival happens Thursday 23 August – Sunday 2 September in various venues across Melbourne. Stay tuned for the full program announcement in July.
BTW, this is the kind of relationship people have with The New Yorker: