Guess who’s coming to Christchurch? David Walliams, David Mitchell, Helen Macdonald, Xinran, Steve Braunias, Nick Davies.

Ōtautahi you are in for a right treat. WORD Christchurch - in association with the Auckland Writers Festival - is bringing six top authors to town for its Autumn Season 13 to 17 May.

For some top whānau fun, head along to David Walliams (Thursday 14 May 6pm). He will be reading from Awful Auntie and talking about his kids' books - with plenty of time after to get your books signed.

It is a really crackingly good non-fiction line up. Helen Macdonald's book H is for Hawk was picked in lots of top books of 2014 lists, and has the silverware to match - attracting big literary prizes like the Costa book of the year.

If you like gritty, investigative journalism, then Nick Davies' Hack attack is the session for you. Or have a drink at the Heritage Hotel for Steve Braunias and hear him talk about satire, politics, and the recent election campaign. Xinran will be talking about China and the single child policy.

If fiction is your cup of tea - David Mitchell is talking on Sunday 17 May. His latest The Bone Clocks is a genre-splicing treat, and you might also know of Cloud Atlas.

Cover of Awful Auntie Cover of H is for Hawk 
Cover of Hack Attack
  Cover of Madmen
Buy me the sky Cover of Bone clocks

So, read the books and get your tickets sussed. If you are keen to attend a few sessions, your best bet is to get a season pass - with that you'll get entry to all sessions (except David Walliams, book that separately).

Go to our page on WORD Christchurch.

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