John Darnielle’s debut novel Wolf in White Van has catapulted him into the literary world and he joins Sydney Writers’ Festival to speak about his new book and work as a whole. Wolf in White Van is both audacious and gripping, a marvel of storytelling brio and genuine literary delicacy. It is the story of Sean Phillips, isolated by a disfiguring injury since the age of seventeen, crafting imaginary worlds for strangers to play in. From his small apartment in southern California, he orchestrates fantastic adventures where possibilities, both dark and bright, open the boundaries between the real and the imagined. Sean guides players from around the world through his intricately imagined terrain, which they navigate and explore, seeking sanctuary in a ravaged, savage future America. Presented by Carriageworks and the Sydney Writers’ Festival.