We are asking quick questions of writers and thinkers coming to the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival on from 24 to 28 August.
Jarrod Gilbert is a sociologist, Canterbury University lecturer, firefighter, New Zealand Herald columnist, and the author of Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand.
What do you like about living in Christchurch?
I live in Sumner, which gives every indication of being the best suburb in the world, It has a terrific beach, is surrounded by hills, and has a cool village feel.
What do you think about libraries?
Libraries are fundamental to democracy and ideally are hubs for communities. Changes to make them less stiff and more welcoming are awesome.
What would be your "desert island book"?
To a God Unknown by John Steinbeck. I can read it over and over and love it each time.
Share a surprising fact about yourself.
I eat the same meal every day.
Jarrod Gilbert appears in:
True Crime, Fri 26 Aug, 3.30pm
The Great NZ Crime Debate, Sat 27 Aug, 7.30pm
- Find works by Jarrod Gilbert in our collection
- Our page on WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival 2016
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