Get to know our line-up….. find out whose all-time favourite series is the Lord of the Rings, who makes a really good cup of tea, who taught Princess Margaret’s children and who always has a book with them in case they get stuck in a supermarket queue?

Relax and enjoy learning a little more about the wonderful wordsmiths who will be bringing the Festival to life. 

Browse our speakers' booklists on the library catalogue and read some of the wonderful works before the Festival.


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Witi Ihimaera

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Tom Sainsbury

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Fiona Kidman

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Apirana Taylor

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Steve Braunias

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Mary Holm

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Deborah Challinor

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Craig Phillips

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David Hill

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Danielle Hawkins

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Denis Wright

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Ray Shipley

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Sarah Myles

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Glen Colquhoun

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Teresa Francis

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Don Harris

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