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10 August 2014

Venue: Joan Sutherland Theatre  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Opera House

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Unravelling love and life over decades of fiction and poetry


"The rebellion of art is a daily rebellion against the state of living death routinely called real life." Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson OBE is one of the most acclaimed authors of our time. Across novels, screenplays, essays and journalism, Winterson has taken risks and challenged us to think differently about identity and relationships.

At fifteen, Winterson's love affair with another woman was discovered. She was condemned by her church, leading to her expulsion from the community and her decision to leave home. She worked odd jobs, from an ice-cream van driver to a funeral parlour make-up artist, supporting herself as she obtained her B.A. in English from St. Catherine's College at Oxford.  She would go on to write over twenty books, including the celebrated novels such as  Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit The Passion  and  Sexing the Cherry , as well as the memoir  Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Join Winterson as she talks about her life, and what she's learned from it through decades of searching for love and meaning through fiction and poetry.

Co-presented by Byron Bay Writers Festival and Brisbane Powerhouse

Ideas at the House  celebrates big ideas, extraordinary people and contemporary culture. In 2013, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas , All About Women , In Conversation with Yoko Ono Game of Thrones: In Conversation, and  Aung San Suu Kyi  welcomed close to 15,000 attendees, with events selling out in record time.

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Pricing Information

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Standard $35
Insiders $28
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$8.50 - Internet
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Performance Dates

Sunday 10 August 6pm

Running Time: 75 Minutes,  no interval


Visit Jeanette Winterson's website HERE

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