Festival dates: 28 – 31 August 2014


Upcoming Special Events:

In partnership with Auckland Writers Festival we present:

Monday 12 May

HLJ by Nigel Millard, New York 2010 (2)

British historian and climber Huw Lewis-Jones presents a stunning slide show based on the photographs taken by Kiwi climber George Lowe who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on the conquest of Everest. More here

Monday 12 May 6pm
St Margaret’s College Auditorium.  Book here


McCall Smith, Alexander credit Chris Watt- webALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world’s favourite storytellers, promises to be one of sheer delight.
Read more here

Monday 12 May 8pm
St Margaret’s College Auditorium. Book here

Tuesday 13 May

Jonathan Glancey


British architectural critic, writer and broadcaster Jonathan Glancey discusses the future of cities as globalism challenges local identities. Read more here.

Tuesday 13 May, 6pm

Lecture Theatre D
Madras St
Book here



In association with Bookenz we present:

An Hour with Camilla Lackberg

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Swedish crime-writing sensation Camilla Lackberg was 29 when she published her first novel in 2003. She is now Sweden’s top-selling author, having written eight psychological crime novels, two cookbooks and three children’s books. Her crime novels have sold twelve million copies and her books have been translated into 33 languages, surpassing Stieg Larsson’s sales in Sweden.
Camilla Lackberg chooses to set all her books in the small town of Fjallbacka, where she grew up. Her portrayal of characters is her strong point – understanding why someone does something terrible like a murder is what intrigues her. Her characters are complicated people, far from perfect.

In Christchurch she will be discussing her latest novel Buried Angels before attending the Auckland Writers Festival.

An Hour with Camilla Lackberg
Wednesday 14 May, 7.30pm
The Atrium, South Hagley Park
Tickets $15 Dash Tickets


An Evening with Jung Chang

Jung Chang answering questions from a packed auditorium.

Jung Chang answering questions from a packed auditorium.

Jung Chang

Jung Chang









Jung Chang signing books

Jung Chang signing books

The pekingese dog.

The pekingese dog

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