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It's a Dog's Life Sat 5 March, 12.30-1.30pm

American Icons Sat 5 March, 5-6pm

The Art of the Interview Sun 6 March, 11am-12pm

Andrew O'Hagan: The West Mon 7 March, 6.30pm


It's a Dog's Life $12.50/Friends $11.30/Students $9.55

American Icons $12.50/Friends $11.30/Students $9.55

The Art of the Interview $12.50/Friends $11.30/Students $9.55

Andrew O'Hagan: The West Standard $35/Friends $33

Perth Writers Festival Program Partner

University of Western Australia

Supported By

The West Australian

Australia Council for the Arts
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

McCusker Charitable Foundation

720 ABC Perth


Indigenous Program Partner


Andrew O'Hagan

Andrew O’Hagan was born in Glasgow in 1968. His debut novel, Our Fathers, was shortlisted for the 1999 Man Booker Prize, and his second, Personality, won the 2003 James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In that same year Granta named him one of the Best Young British Novelists. He lives in London and has a young daughter.

Current title: The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his friend Marilyn Monroe

For Andrew O'Hagan's session details please click the Session Info tab.



It's a Dog's Life Sat 5 March, 12.30-1.30pm
WHERE Octagon Theatre
PRICE $12.50/Friends $11.30/Students $9.55

American Icons Sat 5 March, 5-6pm
WHERE The University Club Theatre
PRICE $12.50/Friends $11.30/Students $9.55

The Art of the Interview Sun 6 March, 11am-12pm
WHERE The University Club Theatre
PRICE $12.50/Friends $11.30/Students $9.55

Andrew O'Hagan: The West Mon 7 March, 6.30pm
WHERE Octagon Theatre
PRICE Standard $35/Friends $33


Octagon Theatre, The University of UWA

Address: 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley WA 6009
Phone: (08) 9380 2691
Website: http://www.theatres.uwa.edu.au/hire/venues/octagon

The Octagon Theatre is an intimate thrust stage venue seating 658 to 758 patrons. The theatre was designed with advice from Sir Tyrone Guthrie, the founding director of Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canada, and was based on the design of the Stratford Festival Theatre. The Octagon can be used for music, dance, drama, comedy and public lectures.

Located at the University of WA Campus on Stirling Highway, and is serviced by buses on both Stirling Highway and Mounts Bay Road. There is a set down / pick up point behind the theatre suitable for cars, taxis, maxi taxis & small buses. Enter off Hackett Drive adjacent to University House.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13
Transperth Website: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Ticketed parking is available on campus. Charges may apply. Free parking is available in the evenings and weekends. Campus map

For access information visit the Department of Culture and the Arts website.

Mention Entrees and Encores when making your booking and arriving at some of the City's premier bars and restaurants and extend your night beyond the show. Be it an entrée or encore, these venues offer special Festival deals for $30 to keep the night alive.

The University Club of Western Australia

The Univesity Club of Western Australia
Club Café and Bar
UWA Hackett Entrance # 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley
P 08 6488 4805
Open Mon – Fri 7:30am to 7:30pm; Sat 7:30am to 5:30pm

The University Club Restaurant
UWA Hackett Entrance # 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley
P 08 6488 8770 (Bookings Essential)
Open Wed–Sat 6pm to late
Available at both University Club Café and Bar or the Club Restaurant
Forest mushroom & fontina risotto, broccolini tempura, radicchio & lemon
Pappardelle pasta, baby spinach & dried tomatoes, goat’s cheese, basil & white wine pesto
Pan fried salmon fillet, shaved pear, rocket & hazelnut salad, fresh lime & aioli fries 
With a glass of selected wine

The Byrneleigh The Byrneleigh
156 Hampden Road, Nedlands
P 08 6162 2722
Open daily 7am to late
A choice of beef, fish or chicken and a glass of house wine
Kitsch Kitsch
229 Oxford Street, Leederville
P 08 9242 1229
Tues 5pm to 10:30pm; Wed – Sat 5pm to Midnight; Closed Sun
Prawn Crackers, Corn Fritters, Papaya Salad, and a glass of house wine
Bar One Bar One
250 St Georges Tce, Perth (Plaza Level of QV1 Building)
P 08 9481 8400
Open Mon – Fri 7am to late; Sat 6pm to late
Penne Arrabiata (or vegetarian option) with a glass of house wine

Bookings may be required, mention Entrees & Encores when making your reservation or order.