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Coverage of New Zealand Writers' Festivals.

Coverage of New Zealand Writers' Festivals.
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Coverage of New Zealand Writers' Festivals.

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Episodes

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

11/10/2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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British philosopher AC Grayling investigates the “least worst” system of government – and the current alternatives – in a lecture at this year's NZ Festival Writers and Readers.

Duration:00:51:57

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: a conversation

6/19/2015
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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.

Duration:00:50:31

Two deep thinkers on faith, fundamentalism, hope and humanity

6/19/2015
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Theologian Lloyd Geering and writer Sarah Sentilles explore questions of faith at 2018 New Zealand Festival Writers and Readers.

Duration:00:51:52

David Walliams - Awful Auntie

5/16/2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

Graphic Poetry

5/9/2015
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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.

Duration:00:11:08

David Mitchell: extended web version

5/8/2015
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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.

Duration:00:50:46

Philip Ball: invisibility and curiosity

5/8/2015
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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.

Duration:00:34:53

Peter Holland: Shakespeare expert

5/7/2015
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Shakespeare Scholar and Alice Griffin Fellow at the University of Auckland.

Duration:00:19:55

Natalie Haynes: Writer

5/4/2015
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British writer coming to the Dunedin and Auckland Writers Festivals.

Duration:00:19:00

Tim Winton - Australian Classic

5/2/2015
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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.

Duration:00:23:48

Helen Macdonald: raptor rapture

5/1/2015
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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

Duration:00:38:16