Celeste Ng, best-selling author of Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires Everywhere, is renowned for her astute, deeply empathetic and page-turning novels that explore family, race and belonging. Her most recent novel, Our Missing Hearts, is no different. Set in a not-too-distant future consumed by fear, it follows 12-year-old Bird Gardner who sets out to solve the mystery of his mother’s disappearance, a poet who opposes the authoritarian regime in which they live. Asian in Aotearoa’s Jenna Wee sits down with Ng to discuss her compelling novels and her remarkable ability to weave societal critique into unputdownable stories.

Supported by Platinum Patrons Susan & Gavin Walker.

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Last updated: 12 March 2024