Berry Writers Festival - 25 - 27 October 2024Berry Writers Festival 2024 - 25-27 October 2024
Because words matter

Dorothy Driver

Dorothy Driver taught for many years at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, where she is now Emeritus Professor. Thereafter, she held a professorship at The University of Adelaide, where she now has adjunct researcher status. Her literary-critical research is primarily in the field of Southern African literature written in English, with a special focus on the intersections of gender and race, and on writing by women. Her latest book is A Book of Friends: In Honour of J.M. Coetzee on his 80th Birthday.


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The Berry Writers Festival acknowledges the Dharawal and Dhurga language-speaking groups who are traditional owners of this area. We acknowledge their customs and culture, which have nourished, and continue to nourish, this land. And we extend our respects to Elders, past, present, and future.

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Berry Writers Festival Partner: BundanonDymocks books & giftsSouth Coast Property StylingBerry Writers Festival Partner: South Coast Writers Centre