Shuggie Bain is a masterpiece, a debut novel that immediately declares itself as a future classic. Set against the grim backdrop of 80s Glasgow tenements, what could be an unrelentingly bleak account of poverty, alcoholism and violence manages instead to be first and foremost a love story between a boy and his mother. Heartbreaking, tender, powerful, Shuggie and Agnes Bain are unforgettable. Fresh from winning the 2020 Booker Prize, Shuggie Bain's author, Douglas Stuart, joins host Benjamin Law for this very special Sydney Writers' Festival event you won't want to miss. Douglas has been compared to Alan Hollinghurst, Frank McCourt, Hanya Yanagihara and countless others, but this extraordinary debut makes it clear that he is a true original, and there is only one Shuggie Bain.
Douglas Stuart will appear via live stream from NYC and will be in discussion with host Benjamin Law.
Runtime: 60 mins
See the full Sydney Writers' Festival: Something to Talk About line-up
Sat 16 Jan at 11am
Full Price – $25
+ booking fee
Paired seats cannot be split, therefore if you are after a single seat please select a seat that is on its own.
If you are after other configurations, please contact the Sydney Festival office during business hours.
Please note that this venue is selling to 75% capacity.
Entrance to Carriageworks is via an access ramp leading to the main entrance which is located at street level at 245 Wilson St. Accessible parking is available at the end of Carriageworks Way with entry via 229 Wilson Street. The Carriageworks car park also includes four mobility parking spaces.
Service animals are welcome at Carriageworks.
Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
All festival patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health regulations. Tickets to this event are sold to 75% of capacity. The current regulations allow patrons to be seated alongside each other and not socially distanced within the theatre. If, at the theatre, you have any concerns in relation to this, please approach an usher for assistance. Patrons may not move between seats unless directed by an usher.
There will be a pop-up Gleebooks bookshop available for this event in the Carriageworks foyer.
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