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.
Master these four elements and anything you cook will be delicious, says chef and best-selling author Samin Nosrat. She chats to fellow foodie and author Marianne Elliott at this year's NZ Festival Writers and Readers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We've all heard of graphic novels by now but what about graphic poetry? Auckland writer Rachel J Fenton is an exponent of this new hybrid art form and will be presenting selections of her work at the Auckland Writers Festival. She mixes watercolour paintings with poetic texts to create what she calls 'epic graphic poems' and tells Standing Room Only's Justin Gregory that using images allows her greater freedom with her choice of words.
Author of six novels, most recently The Bone Clocks, and translator with his wife Keiko Yoshida of The Reason I Jump, written at the age of 13 by autistic child Naoki Higishida. David Mitchell will visit New Zealand for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival, and a WORD Christchurch Autumn Season event.
Editor for Nature magazine for over 20 years, and author of Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything, Serving the Reich: The Struggle for the Soul of Physics Under Hitler, and Invisibility: the Dangerous Allure of the Unseen. He will visit New Zealand for the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival and two Royal Society of New Zealand talks.
Writer Tim Winton has been named an Australian national treasure. His book, The Riders - now considered an Australian classic - was short-listed for the Man Booker prize for fiction, as was his 2002 book Dirt Music. Tim also writes children's books and non-fiction, and his work has been adapted to opera and film. Tim's latest novel is Eyrie, and he is coming to New Zealand for this month's Auckland Writers Festival.
Professional falconer whose work in raptor research and conservation projects informed the writing of her book, H is for Hawk. She will visit New Zealand in May to speak at the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival