Look, Listen & Learn

2020 WINTER SERIES Ep 1: Barbara Ewing, Alan Bollard, Bernardine Evaristo

Note that episode starts at 4:55

The 2020 Auckland Writers Festival WINTER SERIES streams live and free-to-view on the Festival’s YouTube and Facebook channels, 9am every Sunday morning 3 May - 26 July, and is then available for later viewing here on our website.

Episode One features:


BARBARA EWING (Aotearoa New Zealand)

Writer and actress Barbara Ewing trained at RADA and has starred on stage and on screen including in the award-winning series Brass. She is the author of nine novels, published in 12 languages, including Orange Prize longlisted A Dangerous Vine, and the memoir One Minute Crying Time.

BERNARDINE EVARISTO (England)
Bernardine Evaristo is the author of eight books exploring the African diaspora, including the Booker prizewinning novel, Girl, Woman, Other, and the recipient of many honours including an MBE. She is professor of creative writing at Brunel University London, and vice chair of the Royal Society of Literature.

ALAN BOLLARD (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Alan Bollard was governor of the Reserve Bank, Treasury secretary, chair of the Commerce Commission and Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat in Singapore. Currently an economics professor at Victoria University of Wellington, he is the author of several books including Economists at War.

HOST: PAULA MORRIS (Aotearoa New Zealand)
Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua) is an award-winning fiction writer and essayist. The 2019 Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellow, she teaches creative writing at The University of Auckland, sits on the Māori Literature Trust and is the founder of the Academy of NZ Literature.

This series provides an opportunity to champion New Zealand and international books that were to feature at our now-cancelled May Festival, we encourage you to support writers and NZ publishers and booksellers and the featured books can be purchased here.

The Festival thanks its presentation partner Auckland Live, as well as Copyright Licensing New Zealand and all our generous sponsors, funders, patrons and friends whose support has enabled us to continue our work during these extraordinary times.


Watch each new episode live at 9:00AM every Sunday, 3 May - 26 July.