Past Event21 May 2023

The Books That Made Me

No longer available

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 the popular Australian presenter of Conversations with Richard Fidler on ABC Radio, and author of four acclaimed books blending travel and history, including his latest The Book of Roads and Kingdoms; literacy advocate Kate De Goldi and author of hit books The 10pm Question and Eddy, Eddy; poet Simone Kaho, author of collections Lucky Punch and HEAL!; Red River Métis (Michif) writer Katherena Vermette, recipient of the Atwood Gibson Writers Trust Fiction Prize for her novel The Strangers, and the Governor General’s Literary Award for her poetry collection North End Love Songs.


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