Talks & Ideas

Auckland Writers Festival – Winter Series

Auckland Writers Festival is excited to announce its 2020 Winter Online Series, featuring a star-studded writer line-up which includes Bernardine Evaristo, Ann Patchett, Neil Gaiman, Barbara Ewing, Richard Ford, Elizabeth Knox, Robert Macfarlane, Philippe Sands, Lisa Taddeo, Alan Bollard, Chanel Miller, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Simon Armitage, Maggie O’Farrell, Deborah Eisenberg, Wallace Shawn, Caroline Barron, Amy McDaid, Anthony Byrt and more. Tune in every Sunday at 9am from 3 May - 26 July.

EPISODE 10: 9:00 AM SUNDAY 5 JULY

Episode 10 showcases our 2020 Onāianei series curated by Tina Makereti. Renée, Joshua Whitehead, Ruby Mae Hinepunui Solly and Tina Makereti.

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Jacinda Ardern, Stardust and Substance - Auckland Writers Festival

The results of the 2017 New Zealand election campaign reverberated around the world, changing the course of this country’s politics and ringing in generational change. Political scientist Stephen Levine’s book Stardust & Substance is an examination of legacy, politics and promise, recounting perspectives from key campaign players including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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Kate Raworth - Auckland Writers Festival

British economist Kate Raworth opened last year's Auckland Writers Festival sharing thoughts from her book Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist which issues a clarion call to act creatively and reframe the economy, by “meeting the needs of all within the means of the planet. If you missed it, take a listen!

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