Past Event15 May 2020

Three Women: Lisa Taddeo

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Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre

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Auckland Writers Festival regrets to advise the cancellation of its May 2020 Festival, owing to the critical Covid-19 situation and the Government’s ban on mass public gatherings.

We’re immensely proud of the programme for our 20th Festival that was launched just last week.  We are extremely sad not to have the opportunity to deliver it to our writing and reading community, but the health and well-being of all must be our paramount concern at this difficult time.

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One of the breakout sensations of the 2019 publishing calendar, Three Women is an exploration of female desire by journalist Lisa Taddeo. For eight years and thousands of hours Taddeo crisscrossed America interviewing three women about their sexual histories, motivations, and insecurities – assault, bulimia, and swinging all feature. “This is the In Cold Blood of women’s sexuality,” said Caitlin Moran in The Times. “A non-fiction novel of such recurring darkness, truth and astonishment I will probably re-read it every year of my life.” Taddeo speaks with Julie Hill about her work, why women have been unable to talk about what they want, and her pessimism around sexual equality.

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