Writers and Readers Festivals (RNZ)
Christopher Pugsley on military history
Military historian Christopher Pugsley talks with John McCrystal about his career, the business of writing about the First World War, and it contemporary resonances.
Margaret MacMillan on the First World War
The eminent historian Professor Margaret MacMillan explores the origins of the First World War, and the contemporary parallels to what happened a century ago. With Kate Hunter in the chair, this session was recorded at the 2014 NZ Festival's Writers...
Diarmaid MacCulloch on having faith
In a very wide-ranging conversation Diarmaid MacCulloch talks with Peter Biggs about religious belief in the modern world. As well as authoring a number of award-winning books- including Reformation, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in...
Camilla Läckberg: Sweden and crime writing
Just what is it about Sweden and crime writing? One person who is a star in the genre is Camilla Läckberg. She has sold more than 10 million books in 55 countries, outselling even Steig Larson of the famed Millenium trilogy.
Playing Favourites with Sandi Toksvig
Author, playwright and broadcaster who is a regular panelist on the quiz programme QI, and is a guest of the Auckland Writers Festival.
Sue Healey: Auckland Writers Festival
Sydney based NZ choreographer and film maker presenting 'White Cloud' in collaboration with musician Tim Finn and playwright Tim Duncum.
Jacques Roubaud - French poet, essayist and novelist
French writer and poet Jacques Roubaud is described as a senior statesman of European literature and world poetry. His latest translated book, Mathematics, pays homage to one of the great passions of his life: mathematics. He is visiting New Zealand...
Lucy Hughes-Hallett: The Pike
Award winning British author featuring at the Auckland Writers Festival.
Scottish author Irvine Welsh
'Trainspotting' author Irvine Welsh on his latest book 'The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins', and the challenges of adapting the page to the big screen.
Damien Wilkins: AK Writers Festival
Wellington based author featured New Zealand author at the Auckland Writers Festival.
Janice Galloway: University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellow
The first University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellow combines her love of music with her desire to write. Janice Galloway has collaborated with opera companies and artists, and written a much loved novel Clara about the life of composer Clara...
Inua Ellams - Nigerian word and graphic artist
Inua Ellams is a word and graphic artist born in Plateau State, Nigeria. He is a writer with a style, as influenced by classic literature as it is by hip hop, by John Keats as it is by MosDef. Also a playwright and performer, 2009 saw the debut of his...
Rod Moss: aboriginal life
Alice Springs-based painter and photographer who has written two memoirs, The Hard Light of Day, and One Thousand Cuts: Life and Art in Central Australia.
Jessica Jackley - American entrepeneur
American entrepeneur Jessica Jackley on how financial inclusion and the sharing economy can combat poverty in developing countries. Jessica Jackley is a guest at the Auckland Writers Festival this week.
The author of the Samuel Johnson prize winning book 'Mao's Great Famine', Frank Dikotter has followed up with 'The Tragedy of Liberation - A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945 - 1957'. He is in New Zealand for a session on Saturday May 17 at the...
Alice Walker: dashed dreams and hope
American author (The Color Purple) and activist who will visit New Zealand in May for the Auckland Writers Festival.
Michael Leunig - Australian cartoonist, artist and writer
Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig whose work depicts the fragility and follies of the human condition - and our relationship with the natural world. His latest book The Essential Leunig: Cartoons From A Winding Path is published by Penguin. Michael...
Alexander McCall Smith – Auden’s Guide to Life
Alexander McCall Smith thinks the poet W. H. Auden provides a great guide to living a good life. He talks to Finlay Macdonald about Auden, 15 years of the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series, his latest book, The Forever Girl, and about his relation,...
A. M. Homes: dark writing
American author of 11 books including the novel May We Be Forgiven and the memoir The Mistress's Daughter. She will visit here in May for the Auckland Writers Festival.
Anne O'Brien: AK Writers and Readers Festival
Auckland Writers and Readers festival director previews this year's event.
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