Auckland Writers Festival 2021

Collage of drawings from Auckland Writers Festival 2021

Friday 14 May

Autumn Salon Series: Isabel Allende, Mohamed Hassan and Yiyun Li, in conversation with Paula Morris.

Tino Rangatiratanga: Patricia Grace, Anahera Gildea and essa may ranapiri, in discussion with Emma Espiner.

Are You Good?: Danyl McLauchlan gives a lecture on the history of effective altruism and what it means to be good.

Me & Art: Dick Frizzell in conversation with Finlay Macdonald 

Saturday 15 May

Humans Being Happy: Kate Camp in conversation with Bill Manhire about her collection, How to Be Happy Though Human.

Intriguing Ideas: Catherine Chidgey and Carrie Tiffany in discussion with Dan Salmon.

Pathologies: Judy Melinek and Steve Braunias in discussion with Mark Sainsbury.

A Nobel Life: Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation with Michelle Langstone.

An Evening with Neal Gaiman and Amanda Palmer: Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer chat with Lucy Lawless.

Sunday 16 May

The Universe of Story: Neil Gaiman in conversation with Nic Low.

Family Dynamics: Lil O’Brien, Charlotte Grimshaw and Kyle Mewburn discuss their memoirs with Claire Mabey.

Game-changing Fictions: Pip Adam and Laura Jean McKay discuss their fiction with Adam Dudding.

There Will Be No Intermission: Amanda Palmer in conversation with Catherine Robertson.