Look, Listen & Learn
TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW, AND TOMORROW: GABRIELLE ZEVIN (2023)
‘Whatever its subject, when a novel is powerful enough, it transports us readers deep into worlds not our own. That’s true of Moby Dick, and it’s certainly true of Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, which renders the process of designing a great video game as enthralling as the pursuit of that great white whale.’ Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air.
Gabrielle Zevin’s 10th novel, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow was an instant New York Times Bestseller, a Sunday Times Bestseller and a USA Today Bestseller. The story of two friends who come together as creative partners in the world of video game design where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality – it was the subject of a 25-bidder auction for the film rights which were acquired by Temple Hill and Paramount Studios. Born in New York, the daughter of a Korean mother and an Eastern European father, Zevin discusses how rewarding and tender and volatile creative collaboration can be, and what it feels like to truly share one’s work with someone. Chaired by Saraid De Silva.
FRI 19 MAY 2023, 10.00am - 11.00am, Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre.