Past Event20 May 2023

The Books That Made Me

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Limelight Room, Aotea Centre


Expand your reading list, explore new horizons and prepare to get inspired.

Four writers reveal the books that influenced them, exhilarated them and made them into the writers they are.

Hear from 2022 US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds, recipient of a CILIP Carnegie Medal, a Newbery Award, a Printz Award, and multiple Coretta Scott King honours; journalist Louisa Lim, former correspondent for BBC and NPR and author of Stella prize shortlisted Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong; fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry writer Fiona Farrell, a recipient of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s Award for Fiction and an ONZM for services to literature, and author of The Deck; and Anthony Lapwood, author of 2023 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlisted short story collection, Home Theatre.


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