Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
AWF - It's showtime !
AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL 16 - 21 May 2017
The time is now! The doors have opened! The 17th Auckland Writers Festival is underway.
This year’s Festival looks set to break last year’s record of 65,000 attendees. There are more venues, more international writers and more events than ever before. Whether it’s concert halls, our glittering new pop-up venue in the heart of Aotea Square or on city pavements, we look forward to welcoming you to the most varied events’ programme yet.
Right now, more than 5,500 senior primary, intermediate and secondary school students are filling the Aotea Centre. They've travelled from as far afield as Hastings, to hear smart, innovative writers from here and around the world.
Be sure to arrive early to free events as they are often oversubscribed. We’d hate for you to miss out!