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Sessions recorded at New Zealand Writers' Festivals

Sessions recorded at New Zealand Writers' Festivals

Location:

New Zealand

Description:

Sessions recorded at New Zealand Writers' Festivals

Language:

English

Contact:

Radio New Zealand House 155 The Terrace P O Box 123 Wellington 04 474 1999


Episodes

Word Christchurch festival 2018: four adventurous women talk about their lives

6/2/2019
Four women tell Mirama Kamo stories from their adventurous lives: Hollie Woodhouse, Lilia Tarawa, Michelle Dickinson and Margaret Austin.

Duration:00:51:53

125 Years: Are We There Yet? Kim Hill leads a discussion about gender equality at WORD Christchurch 2018

5/26/2019
At the 2018 Word Christchurch writers' festival, 125 years of women's suffrage is discussed by a panel of leading New Zealanders. Kim Hill is in the chair.

Duration:00:51:53

Word Christchurch festival 2018: Dame Anne Salmond’s bicultural interests deeply rooted in her life experience

5/19/2019
At the 2018 Word Christchurch writers' festival, Dame Anne Salmond discusses with Eruera Tarena how her life has led to her most recent book Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds.

Duration:00:51:08

Word Christchurch Festival 2018: A family memoir jolted into being by the 2011 Christchurch earthquake

5/12/2019
At the 2018 Word Christchurch writers' festival, Chessie Henry (and GP father Chris) discusses her family memoir We Can Make a Life with Bronywn Hayward.

Duration:00:49:40

Word Christchurch festival 2018: Ed Husain debates his book The House of Islam

5/5/2019
At the 2018 Word Christchurch writers' festival, Ed Husain discusses his book The House of Islam with Donna Miles-Mojab.

Duration:00:49:51

Word Christchurch Festival 2018: David Neiwert on the rise of the radical right in the time of Trump

4/28/2019
Investigative journalist David Neiwert discusses his book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Time of Trump with Paul Thomas.

Duration:00:48:53

Acclaimed writers Vincent O’Sullivan and Diana Wichtel explore their very different approaches to representing the Holocaust

12/25/2018
Holocaust Family Secrets are explored by Vincent O'Sullivan and Diana Wichtel in this highlight from Wellington's Writers and Readers festival in 2018. Paula Morris is in the chair.

Duration:00:50:36

Author Sarah Sentilles analysises how we decode images from the War on Terror

11/10/2018
The author of Draw Your Weapons Sarah Sentilles talks to Jo Randerson at the NZ Festival Writers and Readers 2018 about depictions of violence and terror in contemporary culture.

Duration:00:39:17

What Pākehā can learn from tikanga Māori: a panel discussion

11/3/2018
In her 2017 essay We’re All Māori Now, writer Emma Espiner explored why Pākehā need to understand and embrace tikanga Māori (Māori customs). She joins fellow writers Māmari Stephens and Morgan Godfery for a conversation about the role of tikanga in 21st-century New Zealand.

Duration:00:49:47

AC Grayling discusses Brexit and the failure of the big ideas the EU represents

11/3/2018
Prof AC Grayling talks about Brexit, and the failure of the greater vision for the EU with MP Chris Finlayson.

Duration:00:47:38

Patricia Lockwood, the author of Priestdaddy, talks about her complex father with Kim Hill

10/27/2018
Patricia Lockwood talks to Kim Hill about a very particular Catholic upbringing in her memoir Priestdaddy, and its portrait of her father as a charming but damaged man.

Duration:00:51:54

AC Grayling: Democracy in Crisis

4/29/2018
British philosopher AC Grayling investigates the “least worst” system of government – and the current alternatives – in a lecture at the 2018 NZ Festival Writers and Readers.

Duration:00:51:57

Two deep thinkers on faith, fundamentalism, hope and humanity

6/19/2015
Theologian Lloyd Geering and writer Sarah Sentilles explore questions of faith at 2015 New Zealand Festival Writers and Readers.

Duration:00:51:52

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: a conversation

6/12/2015
Master these four elements and anything you cook will be delicious, says chef and best-selling author Samin Nosrat. She chats to fellow foodie Marianne Elliott at the 2018 NZ Festival Writers and Readers.

Duration:00:50:31

David Walliams - Awful Auntie

5/16/2015
Writer and comedian David Walliams on many things including James Bond, cross-dressing and his latest best-selling children's book, Awful Auntie.

Duration:00:23:00

Carol Ann Duffy: poems, wives and children

5/15/2015
Professor of Contemporary Poetry and Creative Director of the Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Britain's poet laureate, visiting New Zealand for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival.

Duration:00:35:51

Philip Ball: Science Writer

5/14/2015
Philip Ball writes on all sorts of science-related topics, including theories of colour, invisibility, and music. Eva catches up with him ahead of his talks at the Auckland Writers Festival and for the Royal Society.

Duration:00:21:44

Auckland Writers Festival kicks off today...

5/13/2015
The organisers of the Auckland Writers' Festival are pegging this year's event as the biggest yet.

Duration:00:01:21

Emily St John Mandel: Canadian Author

5/12/2015
Emily St John Mandel's latest novel 'Station Eleven' recently won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction. She visits the Auckland Writers Festival this week, and tells Eva about what's behind it.

Duration:00:13:26

Shakespeare scholar Peter Holland

5/9/2015
University of Notre Dame scholar Peter Holland is fascinated with William Shakespeare's influence on modern culture. As part of the Auckland Writer's Festival; Peter is giving a talks called Shakespearean Spinach, and The Role of The Critic.

Duration:00:11:03