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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.
And if you sleep in - you can catch up on all episodes later via our website as a video or podcast.

EPISODE 12: LIVE SUNDAY 19 JULY

Episode 12 features award-winning English novelist Patrick Gale with his latest, Take Nothing With You, Austrian terrorism and extremism researcher and author Julia Ebner, discussing Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists and New Zealand’s inaugural Poet Laureate Michele Leggott on Mezzaluna: Selected Poems.

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PATRICK GALE (England) Patrick Gale is the author of the award-winning BBC drama Man in an Orange Shirt as well as 16 novels, including bestsellers Notes From An Exhibition, A Perfectly Good Man and the Costa shortlisted A Place Called Winter. His latest novel is Take Nothing With You, an elegiac story of coming of age and the transformative power of music.

JULIA EBNER (Austria) Julia Ebner is a research fellow at the London-based Institute for Strategic Dialogue and a consultant on counter-terrorism to the UN. For her latest book Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists, Julia went undercover for two years, investigating the online lives of extremists; hanging out in the alt-right networks.

MICHELE LEGGOTT (Aotearoa New Zealand) NZ’s inaugural Poet Laureate, Michele Leggott, has been the recipient of a Prime Minister’s Literary Award and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NZ. She coordinates the NZ Electronic Poetry Centre and has recently published Mezzaluna: Selected Poems.

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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Or catch up anytime as a video or podcast:
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iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/auckland-writers-festival/id1130095805 

STILL TO COME...

We wrap up our Winter Series with our final episode on Sunday 26 July, featuring Ann Patchett, Maggie O'Farrell, Colin Thubron and Rose Lu. Don't miss it!

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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CATCH UP ON EARLIER EPISODES

Our eleven episodes to date have featured: English master storyteller Neil Gaiman with his latest The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, diplomat and war correspondent Samantha Power with The Education of an Idealist, legal and behavioral economics scholar Cass Sunstein discussing How Change Happens, former NZ Poet Laureate, performer and teacher Selina Tusitala Marsh with Mophead, 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, American 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 memoir One Minute Crying Time, author and curator Kolokesa U Māhina-Tuai discussing Crafting Aotearoa, Canadian writer and artist Leanne Shapton with Guestbook: Ghost Stories, 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, intensive care nurse Amy McDaid with debut novel Fake Baby, playwright, novelist, poet, memoirist, Renée on The Wild Card, Canadian First Nations poet and novelist, Joshua Whitehead with Jonny Appleseed, writer and musician Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly. performing from Pōneke, 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 poetry collection 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.
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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