12 Questions: Nicky Pellegrino
12 Questions: Nicky Pellegrino

Nicky Pellegrino is a novelist and former magazine editor who moved to New Zealand for love.

Writers Festival: Where the duck goes, he goes
Writers Festival: Where the duck goes, he goes

David Larsen discovers the intriguing backstory behind cartoonist Michael Leunig’s whimsical birds

Legends of literature in line-up
Legends of literature in line-up

Linda Herrick surveys the wealth of names coming to Auckland’s Writers Festival in May.

Twelve Questions: Sam Neill
Twelve Questions: Sam Neill

Did you always think the name Nigel was a bit of a liability?

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Twelve Questions: Albert Wendt
Twelve Questions: Albert Wendt

I feel privileged and honoured. The recurring fear is: Have I wasted my life writing?

Writers saluted on festival's final day

The final day of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival was bookended by standing ovations for two of New Zealand's ground-breaking…

Writers Festival: Unexpected paths

The big issue with writers' festivals is that you can't be at three or four events at once. So the rich array of offerings…

My happy place: Graham Beattie, blogger

I am fortunate enough to spend more time in my happy place than anywhere else. My happy place is my office/library. It's…

Listen to the silence
Listen to the silence

New Zealand’s Poet Laureate, Ian Wedde, has written two of my all-time favourite poetry collections:…

Writers Festival: Giant books bring the past to life

Rutherfurd, whose new tome is called Paris , had an extra hour added to yesterday's Writers & Readers schedule after selling…

Writers Festival: Revealed - a name of shame

The city of Auckland was named after "a dud ex-colonial mediocrity who stuffed up on a quite spectacular scale", says British…

Young writers get advice from the best

Budding writers will hear some sound advice from the professionals this week. The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival begins…

Writers Festival: Food for thought

Graham Reid talks to Australian writer Wayne Macauley about food porn and creativity.

Writers Festival: A sanctuary of magic
Writers Festival: A sanctuary of magic

Carlos Ruiz Zafon tells Stephen Jewell why he likes visiting bookstores and supermarkets.

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival Archives

Arts & Literature

T.J. McNamara: Children in need of heroes
T.J. McNamara: Children in need of heroes

Some paintings suit the domestic setting. Others seem destined for public display. Frequently the art that suits a public…

photos Laurence Aberhart's Anzac photographs
How we remember them
Revising artistic focus
Janet McAllister: Colours speak louder than words
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