The 19th annual Sydney Writers’ Festival has just announced its full lineup of international and local authors.

This year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival will feature more than 400 Australian and 60 international writers, poets, illustrators and more giving talks across more than 65 venues, with novelist and perfomer Kate Tempest set to give the opening address.

Among the international names are the previously announced Gloria Steinem, as well as the likes of Tempest, Jonathan Franzen, Marlon James, Julian Barnes, Yeomi Park and Hanya Yanagihara.

The local talent is made up of Tim Flannery, Sofia Laguna, Kerry O’Brien, Sarah Ferguson, Andrew Denton, Bob Brown and many more.

The 2016 Sydney Writers’ Festival takes place from Monday May 16 through to Sunday May 22. For more info and tickets head to the official websitehere.

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