|The Sydney Writers' Festival is delighted to announce the appointment of Jemma Birrell
as Artistic Director.|
After working in Australian publishing, Jemma Birrell moved to Paris to join Shakespeare and Company, one of the world's most famous bookshops. As the store's first Events Director, she developed a world-renowned literary program, presenting today's leading authors, thinkers and musicians. She was Co-director of three editions of FestivalandCo, Shakespeare and Company’s biennial literary festival, set in a park across from Notre Dame. The festival attracted participants such as Alain de Botton, Will Self, Martin Amis, Beth Orton, Jeanette Winterson and Charlotte Rampling.
Jemma is delighted to be returning to her native Australia as Artistic Director of Sydney Writers’ Festival. A full media release is available here.