The 18th Auckland Writers Festival takes to the sea, the pavement, festival halls and a glittering pop-up venue in its most ambitious programme yet.
This year’s festival sees a record 42 international writers, historians, scientists, radicals and thinkers team with the world’s largest showcase of New Zealand literary talent in Auckland city from 16-21 May.
Get ready for Ian Rankin, Lauren Child, Armando Iannucci, Paul Beatty, Susan Faludi, Roxane Gay, Glenn Colquhoun, George Saunders, Thomas Friedman, John Lanchester, Catherine Chidgey, A.N. Wilson, James Gleick , Lawrence Krauss, Lloyd Geering , Anne Enright, Stella Duffy, Stan Grant, Jay Rayner, Jenny Pattrick, Apirana Taylor, Carol Ann Duffy, Rebecca Vaughan and many more!
The Festival is now the largest literary event in New Zealand, hosting more than 160 writers over six days of ideas, readings, debates, stand-up poetry, literary theatre, children’s writers and free public and family events.
For full programme details go to www.writersfestival.co.nz