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MAGGIE O'FARRELL (United Kingdom) Acclaimed Irish-British novelist Maggie O'Farrell's latest book Hamnet, is a recreation of the story of the death of Shakespeare's 11-year-old son. It is a Sunday Times bestseller and has been shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.
ANTHONY BYRT (Aotearoa New Zealand) Art critic Anthony Byrt's latest book, The Mirror Steamed Over, takes us back to London’s art scene in the late 50's and early 60's focussing on the artists Billy Apple, David Hockney and the writer Ann Quin.
AN YU (China) An Yu's debut novel Braised Pork captures contemporary life in a dizzyingly changing China. The Guardian described it as “Poised between silliness and high seriousness, contrasting narrative wildness with cool prose, the novel ignores the conventional advice “tell a dream, lose a reader.”
HOSTED BY: PAULA MORRIS (Aotearoa New Zealand) Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua) is an award-winning fiction writer and essayist. She was the 2019 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow, teaches creative writing at The University of Auckland, sits on the Māori Literature Trust and is the founder of the Academy of NZ Literature.