Anne Enright : Lyrical Words from The Green Road

Anne Enright, photo by Joe O'Shaughnessy

I could almost be in Dublin right now. It's 13 degrees and in the freezing rain I bike up to the beautiful Piano venue on Armagh Street, for the last event of the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season. Anne Enright, first Laureate for Irish Fiction, is here to talk about her book The Green Road. The Green Road Winner […]

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James Gleick at WORD Christchurch: No spoilers for Time Travellers

James Gleick and Professor Daniel Bernardi

James Gleick does not want to offend anyone. The author of numerous books of a scientific bent is careful with his words and keen not to ruffle any feathers. It's speculation on my part, but I wonder if his experience is that, on the topic of Time Travel, passions might sometimes become inflamed? A curious full house […]

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Resolution and revolutionaries: A. N. Wilson, eminent biographer

A.N. Wilson. Image supplied.

There was an understandably big crowd at The Piano last night for A. N. Wilson in conversation with Christopher Moore. Part of the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season, we were treated to insights about the eminent novelist and biographer's new and upcoming works, as well as his distinguished career. As you can see, I was quite a […]

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Stella Duffy at the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season

Stella Duffy

Stella Duffy: writer, playwright, actor, improviser, founder and co-director of Fun Palaces, and general multi-tasker extraordinaire. How, asks interviewer Liz Grant, does she have the energy? I like working, and I know I'm really lucky to be able to do it — my parents both left school at 14, had very hard working lives, the […]

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Fife-ing it up with Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin was born in Fife. I was born in Fife. Ian Rankin studied at Edinburgh University. I studied at Edinburgh University. Ian Rankin writes successful, suspenseful and gritty crime fiction. Nope, nothing. But I am most affirmatively a mahoosive fan-lassie for his thrillers set in the Athens of the North a.k.a. Edinburgh and featuring […]

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The WORD on Time Travel with James Gleick

James Gleick at WORD Chch

"Quid est ergo tempus?" "What then is time?" (Augustine) When did Time begin? Was it the Creation, or Big Bang? Is it just an Illusion, a construct of man? Who coined the phrase "Time Travel?" For the answers to these and many other questions on Time Travel, James Gleick is your man. Come along to his WORD […]

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Beyond the Green Road – an evening with Anne Enright

Anne Enright, photo by Joe O'Shaughnessy

Well…. Christchurch, we are in for a treat!  Making the journey all the way from Ireland is Anne Enright, winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize, Britain’s most prestigious literary award. Dublin born writer Anne will be gracing us with her presence at the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season. Anne Enright: Wednesday 17 May 6pm More […]

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