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

Books

Gritty realities of life on Wilder's prairie unearthed
Gritty realities of life on Wilder's prairie unearthed

In her beloved Little House series of books, Laura Ingalls Wilder painted a wholesome picture of prairie life in which the…

The ultimate punishment
Preying on our emotions
Good for your digestion
Why Whaledump came forward
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Theatre

Totem - Cirque du Soliel
Totem - Cirque du Soliel

As an instantly recognizable brand celebrating their 30th anniversary Cirque du Soliel must stretch a tightrope between…

Theatre review: Dog, The Basement
Theatre preview: Earnest, Q Loft
Theatre review: Hairspray
The Illusionists: Now that's magic
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Arts

William Dart: Revamp needs far more work
William Dart: Revamp needs far more work

With our television screens pumping out a stale smorgasbord of cook-ups and cars, rugby and reality shows, an invitation…

Josie McNaught: Debate? That's one way to put it
Portraits from the female Banksy
Janet McAllister: Debate reveals lack of vision
Brian Rudman: Free us from danger of plonked art
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