2018 Programmes

Ashleigh Young

Ashleigh Young
Photo by Russell Kleyn


Wellington writer Ashleigh Young is the author of the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards shortlisted essay collection Can You Tolerate This, and is the first New Zealander to ever receive a prestigious international Windham-Campbell Prize for Nonfiction. Previous winners include Helen Garner, Teju Cole, James Cole, James Salter and Hilton Als.