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Ink and Blood | 
Te Waituhi me Te Toto

  • Titirangi War Memorial Hall South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)

Sponsored by SOAR PRINT

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C.K. Stead and Charlotte Grimshaw are two of this country’s leading writers. Their most recent novels range around Europe, exploring the complexity of modern life. They are father and daughter, with a relationship that can’t help being informed by their shared literary persuasion. Interviewer Steve Braunias talks with Karl and Charlotte about their recent works, their writing lives, and what it means to be part of a literary family.

C.K. (Karl) Stead was Poet Laureate (2015-17) and won the Prime Minister’s award for fiction (2011).  He has also won the Sunday Star Times/EFG Private Bank award, the world’s largest for the short story (2009). He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Auckland, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and recipient of our highest honour, the Order of New Zealand.

Charlotte Grimshaw is a novelist and short story writer. She has been awarded the Katherine Mansfield Prize, shortlisted twice for the Frank O’Connor International Prize, and won the Montana Fiction Award and Montana Medal. She has won a Qantas media award, been Book Reviewer of the Year, and fiction finalist in the NZ Post Awards.

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Steve Braunias works as a journalist and columnist for the NZ Herald, and as books editor at the Spinoff Review of Books. He is the author of ten books, including Scene of the Crime, How to Watch a Bird, and Madmen. His latest book, The Man Who Ate Lincoln Road, follows his quest to eat a street.


Saturday and Sunday Sessions
8.30am - 5pm
Titirangi War Memorial Hall

Full Day Pass Includes 8 sessions, morning and afternoon tea and lunch
$150.00 (value $ 174.00) $135 concession (value $150.00)
Early Bird $139.00 ($120 concession) Only available until 3 August
Individual Sessions $18.00 ($15 concession)
Morning/Afternoon Tea $ 5.00 Lunch $20.00