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Auckland Writers Festival: Buy Me The Sky Xinran

Buy Me the Sky: The remarkable truth of China’s one-child generations

Famed Chinese writer Xinran, author of The Good Women of China, introduces her latest book Buy Me The Sky, an investigation of the impact of China’s one-child policy on those born after 1970. With journalistic nous and novelistic flair, she scrutinises how generations of “one and onlies”, burdened with expectation but reared with scant sense of responsibility, embody the hopes and fears of a nation in flux. In conversation with Stephanie Johnson.

Time:
Friday, 15 May 2015, 2:30pm
Venue:
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive Auckland New Zealand
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Auckland Writers Festival: H is for Hawk Helen Macdonald

H is for Hawk

The English historian, poet, naturalist and illustrator Helen Macdonald once bred hawks for Arab sheikhs. She is also the winner of the Costa Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for H is for Hawk, a chronicle of her attempt to tame Mabel the goshawk as a means of assuaging grief after the death of her father. “Grief,” she writes, “is just love with nowhere to go.” Referencing the similar attempts of T. H. White (of Once and Future King fame) to master falconry, Macdonald’s memoir is described as, pun intended, “a soaring triumph”.

Time:
Saturday, 16 May 2015, 3:00pm
Venue:
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive Auckland New Zealand
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Auckland Writers Festival: An Evening with Haruki Murakami

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is at the vanguard of the literary world, responsible for more than 20 titles which marry realism and surrealism, the everyday with the dreamlike, to spellbinding effect. From Norwegian Wood and The Wind-Up Bird1Q84, Colourless Tsukuru Tazaki and The Strange Library, Murakami charms and challenges us as readers and global citizens. Don’t miss him in his only Australasian appearance in conversation with US editor and writer John Freeman.

Time:
Saturday, 16 May 2015, 7:30pm
Venue:
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive Auckland New Zealand
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Christchurch Writers Festival
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