Harris gives the Michael King Memorial Lecture on Friday 19 May,
speaking to his remarkable new book The New Zealand
Project. Last year, BWB’s Helene Wong received a standing
ovation for her MK Lecture on Being Chinese
(Ockham New Zealand Awards longlist).
A New Zealand Rhodes Scholar, currently at Oxford’s All Souls College, Max will be speaking on ‘A New Politics of New Zealand’ – an urgent call for new political energy to meet the many challenges facing us in the world ahead.
O’Malley participates in a lively panel
with Marama Muru-Lanning, chaired by Te Radar, on Sunday 21 May. O’Malley’s bestselling Great War for
New Zealand (Ockham New Zealand Awards longlist) positions
the Waikato War as New Zealand’s defining conflict.
Schrader talks about New Zealand’s
urban history on Saturday 20 May, drawing on The Big Smoke:
New Zealand Cities, 1840–1920. Schrader’s book has
been shortlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Awards, along with
BWB’s History of New
Zealand Women by Barbara Brookes.
McGregor brings a key international
issue into a New Zealand context, talking about Human Rights in
New Zealand, the 2016 book she published with Sylvia Bell
and Margaret Wilson.
Colquhoun’s powerful writing about
working as a New Zealand doctor is the focus of his BWB Text Late Love.
He talks at three events in the festival, on Thursday 18, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May.
Hamilton will deliver a reading from
his BWB Text The Stolen
Island, which explores Tongan history and the Pacific
slave-trade, on Friday 19 May.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Auckland Writers Festival features high profile BWB authors
Top BWB authors appear in the Auckland Writers’ Festival programme (released last night):