Auckland Writers Festival has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation and the Government’s new limits on mass public gatherings.

"The 2020 Auckland Writers Festival, Waituhi o Tāmaki, programme has been revealed, and this year's line-up for what is one of the most respected literary showcases on the planet is as super-charged, high-powered, diverse and thought-provoking as ever... 41 international literary luminaries sit alongside 222 New Zealand writers, thinkers, facilitators and panelists in the 2020 programme" - Auckland Writers Festival 

Below, we have listed the top 15 events we think you need to add to you Auckland Writers Festival shortlist!

This event has been cancelled. One of the breakout sensations of the 2019 publishing calendar, Three Women is an exploration of female desire by journalist Lisa Taddeo. In the Writers Festival event, Lisa Taddeo speaks with Julie Hill about her work,...

This event has been cancelled. At 18 Paul Wood received a mandatory life sentence for murdering his drug dealer. He subsequently became the first person in NZ to study for undergraduate and post-graduate degrees while incarcerated. In this Auckland Writers...

Radicals have taken to technology, exploiting the gap between what society forbids and what the internet allows. For two years Julia Ebner went undercover, investigating the online lives of extremists; hanging out in the alt-right networks; receiving advice from Jihadi...

Last updated: 16 March 2020

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