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AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL

11 - 16 MAY 2021

BRINGING THE FESTIVAL TO YOU EVERY SUNDAY
3 MAY - 26 JULY 2020
9:00-10:00AM

Every Sunday morning, our free 13-week WINTER SERIES features three writers selected from the 2020 programme, with some extra surprise guest additions. They chat live with host Paula Morris, read from their work and answer audience questions. We look forward to seeing you again this coming Sunday.

EPISODE 9: LIVE SUNDAY 28 JUNE

Episode Eight features Pulitzer Prize-winning author, UN Ambassador and war correspondent Samantha Power, legal and behavioral economics scholar Cass Sunstein zooming in from their home in Concorde, Massachusetts, and former NZ Poet Laureate, performer and teacher Selina Tusitala Marsh joins us from Waiheke Island.

SUBMIT A QUESTION IN ADVANCE

SAMANTHA POWER (Ireland / United States) Pulitzer Prize-winning author, diplomat and war correspondent Samantha Power served in the Obama administration and as US ambassador to the UN. Twice named as one of Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’, her best-selling memoir The Education of an Idealist, is a unique blend of expert storytelling and shrewd political insight, tracing her distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential cabinet official. At a time of upheaval and division, Power’s memoir – named one of the best books of 2019 by The New York Times and The Economist – offers an urgent response to the question “What can one person do?”

CASS SUNSTEIN (United States) Cass Sunstein is a Harvard Law School professor and served in the Obama administration. His latest book How Change Happens, looks at how, when and why, social movements such as #metoo and nationalism suddenly take off. He co-wrote the influential Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth, and Happiness, a revelatory examination of how people make decisions and how governments might persuade their citizens to act in socially beneficial ways while curbing government over-reaching, and the very timely Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide.

SELINA TUSITALA MARSH (Aotearoa New Zealand) Former Poet Laureate, performer and teacher Selina Tusitala Marsh has published three collections of poetry, including the 2010 Best First Book Award winner Fast Talking PI, and the 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards longlisted Tightrope. She has now written and illustrated the inspirational graphic memoir Mophead, which tells the true story of a New Zealand woman who realises how her difference can make a difference.

HOSTED BY: PAULA MORRIS 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.

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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT & BUY THE BOOKS

This series provides an opportunity to champion books and writers from our cancelled May Festival. We encourage you to buy featured books directly from our partner bookshop, and please continue to support NZ writers, publishers and booksellers in these tough times.
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If you would like further suggestions for your reading list from the 2020 Auckland Writers Festival programme, drop us a line and we will pop a copy in the post. 
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CATCH UP ON EARLIER EPISODES

Our first six episodes have featured: iconic American novelist and short story writer Richard Ford discussing latest collection Sorry for Your Trouble, Booker Prize joint winner Bernardine Evaristo on Girl, Woman, Other, barrister and professor Philippe Sands on his new book The Ratline, Elizabeth Knox with her acclaimed epic novel The Absolute Book, former Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard with Economists At War, Lisa Taddeo on her non-fiction bestseller Three Women, Ockham New Zealand Book Awards fiction winner Becky Manawatu discussing Auē, bestselling UK writer Robert Macfarlane with his latest book Underland: A Deep Time Journey, Time Next 100 honoree Chanel Miller with her moving memoir Know My Name,  art critic Anthony Byrt on The Mirror Steamed Over, Helon Habilaconsidered one of Africa’s finest literary voices, with his latest novel Travellers, Chinese debut writer An Yu with Braised Pork, actor and writer Barbara Ewing with her about-to-be-published memoir One Minute Crying Time, Olivia Hayfield on Wife After Wife a humorous modern take on the life and marriages of Henry VIII, philanthropist and collector Christine Fernhough discusses Mid-Century Living: The Butterfly House Collection, English journalist Peter Stanford with latest book Angels: A Visible and Invisible Mystery, debut NZ author and intensive care nurse Amy McDaid with novel Fake Baby, English food writer and broadcaster Yasmin Khan on Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen, American short story writer Deborah Eisenberg discussing her latest collection Your Duck is My Duck, writer and actor Wallace Shawn with essay collection Night Thoughts, Philippa Swan talks secrets and Edith Wharton in The Night of All Souls, Freya Daly Sadgrove discusses her confronting new collection of poetry Head Girl, debut author Caroline Barron with Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death and former NZ Poet Laureate Ian Wedde discussing The Reed Warbler.

If you missed these episodes, you can catch up as a video or a podcast on our website.
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