WORD Christchurch in association with the Auckland Writers Festival is bringing six international authors to Christchurch for the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season. The WORD Christchurch Autumn Season runs from 14 to 17 May 2017, and we'll be covering it with blog posts, interviews, and tweets (hashtag #wordchch).
Ian Rankin - Sunday 14 May 6pm
Bestselling Scottish crime novelist Ian Rankin, creator of the Rebus series.
- More about Ian Rankin: Writing Rebus: Sunday 14 May 2017
- Read Joyce's report on the event Fife-ing it up with Ian Rankin
- Read Dan's pre-event post The Rankin File
- Find books by Ian Rankin in our collection.
Stella Duffy - Monday 15 May 5.30pm
Novelist Stella Duffy, who is currently completing Ngaio Marsh’s unfinished novel Money in the Morgue.
- More about Stella Duffy: In Dame Ngaio's footsteps Monday 15 May
- Read Alina's report on the event
- Read Kat's post Buses, Byzantium and fangirling Stella Duffy
- Find books by Stella Duffy in our collection.
A.N. Wilson: Monday 15 May 7.30pm
Highly-respected British historian and biographer A. N. Wilson, author of The Victorians.
- More about A.N. Wilson: Bringing history to life: Monday 15 May
- Read Katherine's post about the event Resolution and revolutionaries: A. N. Wilson, eminent biographer
- Read Helen's pre-event post A.N. Wilson at the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season
- Find books by A. N. Wilson in our collection.
James Gleick: Tuesday 16 May 6pm
Science writer James Gleick exploring the mysteries of time travel.
- More about James Gleick: Time Travel: Tuesday 16 May
- Read Moata's post about the event James Gleick at WORD Christchurch: No spoilers for Time Travellers
- Read Fee's pre-event blog post The WORD on time travel with James Gleick
- Find books by James Gleick in our collection.
Ivan Coyote: Tuesday 16 May 8pm
Canadian storyteller Ivan Coyote, star of last year’s popular WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival.
- More about An evening with Ivan Coyote: Tuesday 16 May 2017
- Read Kate's post about the event Tomboys, Dead Gophers, and a Coyote – Ivan Coyote at the WORD Christchurch Autumn Season
- Read Alison's pre-event post An evening with Ivan Coyote
- Find books by Ivan Coyote in our collection.
Anne Enright: Wednesday 17 May 6pm
Man Booker Prize-winning Irish novelist Anne Enright.
- More about Anne Enright: Beyond the Green Road: Wednesday 17 May
- Read Fee's post about the event Anne Enright : Lyrical Words from The Green Road
- Read Ali's pre-event post Beyond the Green Road – an evening with Anne Enright
- Find books by Anne Enright in our collection.
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- WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival 2016
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- The Press Christchurch Writers Festival 2008
- The Press Christchurch Writers Festival 2006
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