If you’ve even a passing interest in the book world, there’s a good chance you’ve heard murmurings about dragons, magic and …spice of late.

Fantasy and romantasy are storming the book charts right now. Bloomsbury recently reported huge profits thanks to the success of authors such as Samantha Shannon and Sarah J Maas; Fourth Wing author Rebecca Yarros has barely budged from The New York Times bestseller list and the #romantasy tag on TikTok has clocked up more than 750 million views.

Internationally best-selling British fantasy and dystopian author of The Bone Season and The Priory of the Orange Tree Samantha Shannon; Aotearoa New Zealand’s own New York Times bestselling paranormal romance author Nalini Singh and popular Fantasy BookToker @Aaliyahreads join Sonya Wilson to celebrate and illuminate fantasy’s reign.

Open to avid fans of the genre, and the curious or confused alike…

Also at Auckland Writers Festival 2024

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 12 March 2024