One week out from launching its annual six-day event on 13 May, the Auckland Writers Festival Waituhi o Tāmaki is delighted to announce that it will host a special event with internationally acclaimed Indian writer Arundhati Roy on Wednesday 17 July.
Ms Roy catapulted to fame with her debut novel A God of Small Things which won the 1997 Booker Prize. Since then she has published more than 18 books including Booker-longlisted second novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017) and major works of non-fiction such as Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, The End of Imagination and, now, My Seditious Heart, an upcoming single volume collection of her political essay writing over 20 years.
She is the recipient of the 2002 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Award and the 2011 Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Writing and is read in more than 42 languages.
Ms Roy is also a keynote speaker at the Association of Commonwealth Language and Literature Studies Conference, hosted by The University of Auckland 15-19 July.
For tickets to Arundhati Roy’s out-of-season Auckland Writers Festival event from 7.00pm to 8.15pm at the Victory Convention Centre on 17 July, click here.
The Auckland Writers Festival season runs 13-19 May. Its 200 plus guest line-up features Jeff Tweedy, Sir Antony Beevor, Markus Zusak, John Boyne, Kamila Shamsie, Joy Cowley, Lloyd Jones, Fiona Kidman and Marilyn Waring. For bookings and further information, visit www.writersfestival.co.nz.