The Northern Beaches Readers Festival (NBRF) is delighted to announce that tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Festival, so grab your book club buddies!

‘We’ve put together a cracking program featuring 30 of Australia’s most popular authors across the genres we love – crime, history, romance, women’s fiction and more,’ said Festival Director, Sandie Docker.

“Our aim is to connect readers with their favourite authors, and that’s exactly what this line-up achieves. There are household names such as Michael Robotham and Judy Nunn, but also rising stars of the literary world.”

The program consists of 17 sessions across the weekend – ‘in conversation’  discussions, author panels, book signings, a book club and a ‘great debate’ with the  topic ‘The Book is Always Better than the Movie’.  

‘There’s something for all readers in this program and what’s really exciting is that nearly a quarter of the sessions are free to the public. We want the NBRF to be as inclusive and accessible as possible,’ said Sandie Docker. 

Tickets are now on sale via the website where you can view the full program 

For more information on each author click here.

  Northern Beaches Readers Festival 2022 Author Line-Up: 

  • Megan Albany  
  • Belinda Alexandra
  • Tim Ayliffe 
  • Julie Bennett 
  • Tania Blanchard
  • Rae Cairns 
  • Ber Carroll 
  • Lauren Chater 
  • Jessica Dettmann 
  • Sandie Docker 
  • Kate Forsyth 
  • Candice Fox 
  • Cassie Hamer 
  • Chris Hammer 
  • Pamela Hart 
  • Penelope Janu 
  • Karly Lane 
  • Ali Lowe 
  • Emily Madden 
  • Vanessa McCausland
  • Petronella McGovern
  • Dinuka McKenzie
  • Nicola Moriarty 
  • Joanna Nell 
  • Judy Nunn 
  • Mary-Anne O’Connor
  • Michael Robotham
  • Annie Seaton 
  • Benjamin Stevenson
  • Holly Wainwright 

The Northern Beaches Readers Festival is a not-for-profit organisation established  by Forestville-based author, Sandie Docker, to create a writers’ festival focusing specifically on popular fiction. The NBRF is operated by a voluntary executive committee which includes:  

– host of The Book Podcast, Rosemary Puddy 

– host of Talking Aussie Books podcast, Claudine Tinnellis 

– The Author Stalker blogger, Shelley Gardner 

– Women’s fiction author, Cassie Hamer  


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