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AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL

11 - 16 MAY 2021

JOIN US FOR EPISODE 11
SUNDAY 12 JULY 9:00-10:00AM

NEIL GAIMAN, LEANNE SHAPTON, 
KOLOKESA U MĀHINA-TUAI

Join the free event, live tomorrow morning via Facebook or YouTube, featuring English master storyteller Neil Gaiman with his latest, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Canadian writer, artist, editor and publisher Leanne Shapton with Guestbook: Ghost Stories and author and curator Kolokesa U Māhina-Tuai discussing Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in New Zealand and the Wider Moana Oceania. Hosted by Paula Morris.

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Alternatively, catch up later as a video or podcast via our website, or on iTunes

NEIL GAIMAN (England) The award-winning Neil Gaiman is author of over 30 acclaimed books and graphic novels for adults and children, including American Gods, The Sandman series, Coraline and The Graveyard Book The renowned storyteller’s work has been adapted for film, radio and television – including scripts for Doctor Who. Neil will be discussing his latest work, an illustrated edition of his highly acclaimed novel for adults, The Ocean at the End of the Lane.

LEANNE SHAPTON (Canada) Leanne is a writer, artist, former Olympic swimming triallist, New York Times design editor, and publisher. She is the author of the award-winning Swimming Studies, co-author of Women in Clothes and her latest offering, Guestbook: Ghost Stories, uses artefacts – ephemera, photos, architectural plans, and her own watercolours in 33 tales of guests, ghosts and other lingering presences.

KOLOKESA U MĀHINA-TUAI (Aotearoa New Zealand) author and curator Kolokesa U Māhina-Tuai, is the founder of the cultural consultancy Lagi-Maama, and coedited the encyclopaedic three-century spanning Crafting Aotearoa: A Cultural History of Making in New Zealand and the Wider Moana Oceania.

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.

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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STILL TO COME...

With only a few weeks of our Winter Series to go, make sure you mark your diaries for our final guest appearances, it's quite a line up! In the final two episodes, we will be joined by: Ann Patchett, Patrick Gale, Maggie O'Farrell, Colin Thubron, Michele Leggott, Julia Ebner and Rose Lu. Dates and details online

CATCH UP ON EARLIER EPISODES

Our first ten episodes have featured: 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, 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 Habila, considered 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 memoir One Minute Crying Time, Olivia Hayfield oWife 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 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.
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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