This year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week is dedicated to novelist and short story writer Margo Lanagan. Announcing the ‘dedicatee’ for 2012, Sean Williams praised Lanagan’s ‘dark wit coupled with a near hypnotic ability to lead her readers into unusual and often uncomfortable places’.
Lanagan’s most recent novel, published in February 2012, is the young adult fantasy Sea Hearts which draws on selkie mythology.
Adelaide Writers’ Week runs from the 3rd to the 8th of March. Australian guests include Garry Disher, Ursula Dubosarsky, Gail Jones, Frank Moorhouse, Les Murray, Garth Nix and Elliot Perlman. For further information, see the festival website.