11 May – 16 May 2021 

The Auckland Writers Festival offers audiences the opportunity to see and hear from the very best writers of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, scientists, economists, poets, journalists, and public intellectuals. Come along and be enriched by innovative thinking, challenged by new ideas, and inspired to discover more about our world!

You will hear from Nobel Laureate and former Booker Prize-winner Kazuo Ishiguro, plus a host of beloved NZ authors and artists.

Click belown to see the full line up at Aotea Centre and Auckland Town Hall, or visit writersfestival.co.nz for more information.

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 We’ve curated a programme that is as full as ever and even managed to hunt out some international writers based in Aotearoa. We’ve also built on our kaupapa of live engagement, with a handful of bespoke digital sessions.

Festival director, Anne O'Brien