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FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

NAU MAI, HAERE MAI KI TE WAITUHI O TĀMAKI 2022. WELCOME TO THE 2022 AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL

Complex times demand rich responses, and the Festival brings you some of the best. With borders open, join us for irresistible in-person events with
A.C. Grayling, Masha Gessen, Clementine Ford, Liane Moriarty, Harold Hillman, David Kilcullen, Helen Zaltzman and Jane Campion.

Livestreaming into venue will be Nobel Prize winner Abdulrazak Gurnah, essayist Rebecca Solnit, novelist and actor David Duchovny; and there will be digital workshop and salon appearances from writers including Booker Prize winner Damon Galgut, Lydia Davis, Michael Rosen, Warsan Shire, Stephanie Dowrick, Colm Toibin, Graeme Simsion, Delia Ephron, Lea Ypi and Meg Mason.

Special events include Art and Power, a Sydney Art Quartet music and readings performance; The Genius of Sondheim with guests including Hayden Tee and Jennifer Ward-Lealand; theatrical works Hello Darkness, Ka-Shue, and Paragon Dreams; rising hip hop and spoken word stars in New Dawn; a Naked Samoans line-up; and a sound journey through the night with Annette Lees, Rewi Spraggon and Riki Bennett.

In our curatorial strands, led by Moana Maniapoto, Leki Jackson-Bourke and Rosabel Tan, esteemed guests include Sir Tīmoti Kāretu, Jacinta Ruru, Miriama Kamo, Amanaki Prescott-Faletau, Aigagalefili Fepulea’I Tapua’i, Nathan Joe, Nahyeon Lee, Chris Tse, Himali McInnes and Pax Assadi.

We present special pairings: former Chief Justice Sian Elias with son Ned Fletcher; fiction prize winners Lloyd Jones and Whiti Hereaka; the Hon. Christopher Finlayson with Tā Mark Solomon; wāhine toa Lana Lopesi and Coco Solid; Elizabeth Knox and Lee Murray; and Ockham non-fiction winner Vincent O’Malley with Joanna Kidman.

Celestial navigation, 19th-century fashion, Auckland architecture art and geography, wild weather, extinctions, stickiness, wealth and equity, health, misinformation, education, culture and collecting all get the spotlight.

There are engaging memoirs from Noelle McCarthy, Abbas Nazari, Chris Long, Jo Morgan, Richard Shaw and Alexander McKinnon; Nigel Borell surveys Māori contemporary art; Joanna Grochowicz remembers Shackleton; and Mohamed Hassan talks about being Muslim.

David Trubridge, Roderick Fry and Nick Bollinger launch books, as does the Embassy of Ireland, which gifts Aotearoa New Zealand a Hēmi Kelly te reo Māori translation of Brian Friel’s Translations.

Friday night sees STREETSIDE take to Beresford Square, and fabulous fiction and poetry is celebrated with authors including Elizabeth Smither, Owen Marshall, Kevin Ireland, Tayi Tibble, Anne Kennedy, Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, Kirsten McDougall, Gigi Fenster, Sue Orr, Rosetta Allan and Bryan Walpert.

Aotea Square hosts documentary screenings of Martin Hill and Philippa Jones’ epic Fine Lines sculpture project and Gaylene Preston’s Keri Hulme tribute, as well as a poetry installation work.

And we book-end the public programme with celebrations of Jenny Pattrick and Tessa Duder.

E tū kahikatea.



I te wā o te matatini, me matarau te whakahoki, ā, mā te ahurei Waituhi koutou e whai wāhi ai ki ētahi o ngā tino. I te huakanga ake o ngā tatau whenua, whakapiri ā-tinana mai ki ētahi o ngā kaupapa whakahirahira me A.C. Grayling rātou ko Masha Gessen, ko Clementine Ford,

ko Liane Moriarty, ko Harold Hillman, ko David Kilcullen, ko Graham McTavish, ko Jane Campion anō hoki.

I te wā o te matatini, me matarau te whakahoki, ā, mā te ahurei Waituhi koutou e whai wāhi ai ki ētahi o ngā tino. I te huakanga ake o ngā tatau whenua, whakapiri ā-tinana mai ki ētahi o ngā kaupapa whakahirahira me A.C. Grayling rātou ko Masha Gessen, ko Clementine Ford,

ko Liane Moriarty, ko Harold Hillman, ko David Kilcullen, ko Graham McTavish, ko Jane Campion anō hoki.

Ka hono ā-pāho mataora mai ki rō whaitua o rēhia ko te toa Nobel Prize, ko Abdulrazak Gurnah rātou ko te ringatuhi tuhinga roa, ko Rebecca Solnit, ko te ringatuhi pakimaero, ko te kaiwhakaari hoki, ko David Duchovny; ka whai wāhi mai hoki ki ētahi awheawhe matihiko me ētahi wānanga ko ētahi ringatuhi pēnei i te toa Booker Prize, i a Damon Galgut rātou ko Lydia Davis, ko Michael Rosen, ko Warsan Shire, ko Stephanie Dowrick, ko Colm Toibin, ko Graeme Simsion, ko Delia Ephron, ko Lea Ypi, ko Meg Mason.

Ko ētahi o ngā kaupapa motuhake ko tētahi whakaaturanga ā-pūoru, ā-pānuitanga whakapuaki anō nā Sydney Art Quartet kua tapaina ko Art and Power; ko The Genius of Sondheim e whai wāhi atu ana ētahi manuhiri rangatira, tae atu ki a Hayden Tee rāua ko Jennifer (Te Atamira) Ward-Lealand; ko ngā kaupapa whakaari, ko Hello Darkness, ko Ka-Shue, ko Paragon Dreams anō; ko ētahi whetū maiangi i te ao hipihope me te ao toikupu kōrero, i New Dawn; ko tētahi pae Naked Samoans; ā, ko tētahi haerenga ā-oro i te pō me Annette Lees rātou ko Rewi Spraggon, ko Riki Bennett.

Ki ngā aho rauhī o te ahurei, he mea ārahi nā Moana Maniapoto rātou ko Leki Jackson-Bourke,ko Rosabel Tan, he nui tonu ngā manuhiri rangatira, tae pū atu ki a Tā Tīmoti Kāretu rātou ko Jacinta Ruru, ko Miriama Kamo, ko Amanaki Prescott-Faletau, ko Aigagalefili Fepulea’I Tapua’i, ko Nathan Joe, ko Nahyeon Lee, ko Chris Tse, ko Himali McInnes, ko Pax Assadi.

Kua whakaritea hoki e mātou ētahi piringa takirua hirahira: ko te Tumu Whakawā o mua, ko Sian Elias rāua ko tāna tama, ko Ned Fletcher ērā; ko ngā toa tohu pakiwaitara, ko Lloyd Jones rāua ko Whiti Hereaka ērā; ko te Hōnore Christopher Finlayson rāua ko Tā Mark Solomon ērā; ko ngā wāhine toa, ko Lana Lopesi rāua ko Coco Solid ērā; ko Elizabeth Knox rāua ko Lee Murray ērā; ā, ko te toa Ockham mō te tuhinga pono, ko Vincent O’Malley tērārāua tahi ko Joanna Kidman.

Ka miramirahia ētahi kaupapa rau, pēnei i te whakatere waka mā te tātai whetū, i ngā tāera kākahu o te rautau 19, i ngā toi me ngā tūranga o ngā kura hoahoanga whare ki Tāmaki Makaurau, i ngā whiunga a Tāwhirimātea, i ngā matenga ā-moa, i te hāpiripiri, i te whai rawa me te mana taurite, i te hauora, i te kōrero whakapōhēhē, i te mātauranga, i te ahurea, i te kohikohi anō.

Ka rangona he hokinga mahara whakapoapoa nā Noelle McCarthy rātou ko Abbas Nazari, ko Chris Long, ko Jo Morgan, ko Richard Shaw, ko Alexander McKinnon; ka arongia e Nigel Borell ngā mahinga toi Māori o te nāianei; ka maharatia a Shackleton e Joanna Grochowicz; ā, ka kōrero a Mohamed Hassan mō te ao o te Muhirama.

Ka whakarewaina e David Trubridge rātou ko Roderick Fry, ko Nick Bollinger ētahi pukapuka, ā, ka pērā hoki te Pā Whakahangahanga o Airangi, e takoha mai nei ki a Aotearoa tētahi whakamāoritanga o tā Brian Friel Translations, he mea whakahou ki te reo Māori nā Hēmi Kelly.

Hei te pō o te Paraire, ka tū a STREETSIDE ki Beresford Square, ā, ka whakanuia he pakiwaitara, he toikupu rawe anō me ngā kaitito tonu, tae atu ki a Elizabeth Smither, Owen Marshall,, Kevin Ireland rātou ko Tayi Tibble, ko Anne Kennedy, ko Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, ko Kirsten McDougall, ko Gigi Fenster, ko Sue Orr, ko Rosetta Allan, ko Bryan Walpert.

Ka whakapāhongia ki te papa o Aotea ētahi pakipūmeka; ko tā Martin Hill rāua ko Philippa Jones kaupapa tārai whakamīharo, ko Fine Lines tērā; ko tā Gaylene Preston kaupapa whakamihi i a Keri Hulme anō tērā; otirā, ka tū tētahi mahinga whakaatu toikupu hoki ki te pokapū nei.

Ka huakina, ka whakakapingia hoki te hōtaka tūmatanui ki ētahi kaupapa whakanui i a Jenny Pattrick rāua ko Tessa Duder.

E tū kahikatea.

Anne O'Brien
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Mon, 22 Aug 2022

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