Camilla Lackberg: Crime is on her side
Camilla Lackberg: Crime is on her side

Stephen Jewell talks to ‘Swedish Agatha Christie’ Camilla Lackberg about her close friendship with her characters, fact…

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.

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival

Twelve Questions: Sam Neill
Twelve Questions: Sam Neill

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

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
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…

Listen to the silence

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

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
Writers Festival: Food for thought

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

Auckland Writers & Readers Festival Archives

Arts

Revising artistic focus
Revising artistic focus

Art dealer Trish Clark has a quick answer when asked if opening a new gallery is a sign of confidence in the economy. "No…

Janet McAllister: Colours speak louder than words
Fascinating journeys into brave new worlds of sound
T.J. McNamara: The unblinking gaze
Shadows and light
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