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  • 2017 Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival

    August 12 and 13 2017, Coolum Beach

  • Ancient Dreaming Tomorrow's Vision

    Ancient Dreaming Tomorrow's Vision

    Signature Artwork For The Festival by Jandamarra Cadd

Ahmad Fuadi

Ahmad is an Indonesian writer, novelist, journalist and social entrepreneur. His debut novel Negeri 5 Menara (The Land of 5 Towers) broke the publisher’s sales record (Gramedia Pustaka Utama) for the last 37 years. Negeri 5 Menara is the first part of the Negeri 5 Menara trilogy,

followed by Ranah 3 Warna (The Earth of 3 Colors). Rantau 1 Muara - Negeri 5 Menara was brought into wide-screen version and listed as one of the most-watched Indonesian movies in the year of 2012. Ahmad is also well known for his extraordinary achievement in achieving nine overseas scholarships. He began his journalism career with Tempo Magazine. In 1999, he received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, USA. Studying in Washington DC (together with his wife Yayi who is also a Tempo journalist) was his childhood dream come true. While in college, the couple became Tempo correspondents with the Voice of America and covered the September 11 terrorist attacks reporting directly from the Pentagon, White House and Capitol Hill.

Partners Sponsors and Supporters

Gold Sponsor - The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


Qld CoA Stylised 2LS GREEN
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland


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KC's Fireworks - Gold Sponsor. Established in 1989 in Yandina on the Sunshine Coast, KC’s Fireworks Displays are one of the biggest fireworks companies in Australia boasting awards such as: Best Business (Entertainment) Sunshine Coast Tourism Awards and 3rd place in the Asian World Pyrotechnic Championships in Macau in 2000

Get In Touch

For all festival enquiries please contact our Festival office on 0435 877 617 or email enjoy@sunshinecoastreadersandwritersfestival.com