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Writing the Landscape of Family
 | Te Tuhi i te Whakapapa o te Whānau

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

Traversing both geography and family relationships, recent novels by Kate Duignan and Rajorshi Chakraborti share common threads: family secrets, a Wellington setting, journeys across timelines and the globe. In conversation with Siobhan Harvey, the two authors will tease out the similarities and divergences in the way they have explored the themes of secrets, choices and complex relationships.

Rajorshi Chakraborti is the author of five novels and a collection of short fiction. He grew up in India and now lives in Wellington. His latest novel is The Man Who Would Not See.

Kate Duignan has published two novels, Breakwater (2001) and The New Ships (2018).  She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Victoria University of Wellington, in which she studied the novels of Marilynne Robinson. Kate lives in Aro Valley, Wellington with her partner and three children.

Siobhan Harvey is the author of five books, including Cloudboy, winner of the 2013 Kathleen Grattan Award winning and the 2016 Write Well Award for Fiction (US). President of the New Zealand Society of Authors she lecturers in Creative Writing at AUT and writes for NZ Herald and Stuff.


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
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