The 2011 Sydney Writers' Festival proudly presents some of the world’s finest poets, novelists and authors of literary nonfiction, including 2010 Man Booker Prize winner Howard Jacobson; Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours and By Nightfall, Michael Cunningham; the acclaimed David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet) and Aminatta Forna (The Memory of Love), as well as internationally renowned Australians Peter Robb, Kim Scott, Markus Zusak, Sonya Hartnett and John Tranter.

For the first time, the winner of the Man Booker International Prize is announced at this Festival, as are the overall winners of the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Leslie will in the thick of things, chairing one event (Porn Wars) and featuring in three:

The Book of Rachael

But what I really want to do is write fiction

Daughters of the Revolution

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