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.
Thank you for your ongoing support for the Festival and we look forward to working with you again in 2021.
All purchased tickets will be fully refunded via Ticketmaster, and we will be in touch with all stakeholders over the coming days to discuss our change of plans. If customers have any queries regarding their booking, please contact Ticketmaster 0800 111 999.
The pre-eminent Australian scientist and environmentalist Tim Flannery counts among his fans David Attenborough, who has compared him to the uber-explorer David Livingston. Life: Selected Writings collects Flannery’s essays over a 30-year period, including from previous bestsellers such as The Future Eaters, in a mind -boggling intellectual range which conveys an “infectious curiosity, enthusiasm and compassion in a lucid prose rare in scientific writing” (The Sydney Morning Herald). The chief councillor of the Australian Climate Council – currently based at the Australian Museum where he was once a mammologist, recently fingered politicians in The Melbourne Age, in an article entitled “How much closer to their doors must the fire burn? It’s immoral not to connect the dots”. In conversation with Dan Salmon he discusses his life’s work, today’s climate concerns and more.