Friday, December 08, 2017

Top local & international lineup for Writers & Readers Festival

Lloyd Jones, Annabel Langbein and Hera Lindsay Bird to join international
line-up at Writers & Readers in March

This eclectic mix of talented New Zealanders and many more will join international luminaries such as A C Grayling, Cory Doctorow, Patricia Lockwood, Jeet Thayil and Teju Cole when Writers & Readers returns to Wellington in March as part of the 2018 New Zealand Festival.
Writers & Readers programme manager Mark Cubey said while the full line-up will not be
announced until 1 February, he’s pleased to have secured some of Aotearoa’s best writers and thinkers for the literary festival. One of those writers is Lloyd Jones, whose much anticipated novel The Cage will be published in early 2018.
“Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Mister Pip, Jones is one of New Zealand’s most admired and respected writers. He will be in conversation with award-winning Australian writer Charlotte Wood on Friday 9 March.”

“I’m also delighted that popular free-range cook, TV chef and author of more than 20 books,
Annabel Langbein, will be at Writers & Readers discussing cooking and culinary skills with California chef Samin Nosrat, author of the bestselling and very different cook book Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat:Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking.

“Wellington poet Hera Lindsay Bird’s discussion with contemporary American author Patricia Lockwood, chaired by Charlotte Graham, also promises to be a great session.”
Hera Lindsay Bird’s debut collection has just been published in the UK, with The Guardian
describing her voice as “simultaneously sharp and confiding, sardonic and lugubrious”; Lockwood’s unique memoir Priestdaddy has been listed by The New York Times Book Review as one of its 10 Best Books of 2017.




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