Writers Festival: Peter Alsop's infectious enthusiasm
Writers Festival: Peter Alsop's infectious enthusiasm

Day two of the Auckland Writers Festival opened at the Auckland Art Gallery with collector Peter Alsop's infectious enthusiasm…

Aussies discuss their backyard
Aussies discuss their backyard

Three Australians – cartoonist Michael Leunig, writer John Marsden and artist Rod Moss – chewed over the question of whether…

Writers Festival: Packed session for McCall Smith
Writers Festival: Packed session for McCall Smith

What a treat to see Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith in his packed-out Saturday session.

Writers Festival: Explorer seeks excitement
Writers Festival: Explorer seeks excitement

Perky Cambridge-based explorer and historian Huw Lewis-Jones blew some much-needed levity into the day.

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Writers Festival: Small details reveal bigger picture for Dutch historian
Writers Festival: Small details reveal bigger picture for Dutch historian

Dutch historian Frank Dikotter, based in Hong Kong, has spent year immersed in the horrors to be found…

Audience left star-struck

Eleanor Catton correctly picked John Campbell's star sign backstage before stepping out in front of a record-breaking crowd…

'It's pretty scandalous'

The Government is "extremely aware'' of the full extent of drone attacks by the United States, it has been claimed.

Writers Festival: Book club

Five of our most acclaimed writers tell us about the books that changed their lives.

Thinking outside the book
Thinking outside the book

Danielle Wright talks to the talented folk behind the brand new Family Day at the Auckland Writers Festival…

Writers festival: What Irvine Welsh's mother thinks of his latest novel

If writers are rock stars, "this man beside me is Johnny Rotten", said Noelle McCarthy by way of sassy introduction of Irvine…

Writers Festival: Shocked visitor offers city tips

When one of the audience asked British architecture critic Jonathan Glancey what he thought of Auckland's Unitary Plan…

Thrill for Kiwi writer

Writer Elizabeth Knox was yesterday awarded a $100,000 grant to write a memoir based on her experiences of violent death…

Broadcaster boxing well above her weight

Writer Sandi Toksvig says that full-body exercise has helped to turn her life around.

My holidays: Inua Ellams
My holidays: Inua Ellams

The poet, playwright and performer shares his travel memories.

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival Archives


Kiwi's GoT death formula
Kiwi's GoT death formula

A New Zealand statistician has developed a mathematics computer model to predict who dies in the next two Game of Thrones…

Dunham the 'voice of a generation'
Rhonwyn Newson: Five life-changing books
When taxidermy goes wrong
Books: Rosie's back, with baby on board
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Arts & Literature

Ghosts in the machine
Ghosts in the machine

Art has always responded to changing technology. In the Renaissance, the change from tempera to oil paint led to a greater…

John Pule's touchstones of storytelling
The patterns of the universe
Work of art includes mystery cab ride
$10m wanted for 250kg Last Supper
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World of WearableArt 2014
photos World of WearableArt 2014

The World of WearbleArt is underway in Wellington. The gallery features a selection of images from this years event.

Colourful creations at WoW
Review: The Eggner Trio
T.J. McNamara: Abstraction a driving force
Earth, wind, fire and steam
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