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A Conversation Across Worlds

  • Titirangi War Memorial Hall 500 South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)
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Literary fiction and fantasy have sometimes had an uneasy relationship, yet cutting through the boundaries of the world can openup new possibilities for a writer and their words. As bold explorers across worlds and genres, author Elizabeth Knox and graphic novelist Dylan Horrocks discuss her latest novel The Absolute Book, and how they have both approached cutting through the rules of what is reality.

Elizabeth Knox ONZM is an award-winning New Zealand writer. She is the author of twelve novels, three novellas, and a book of essays. Her best-known works are The Vintner's Luck (1998) and Mortal Fire (2013). Her work has been translated into ten languages. Elizabeth's last book was horror/Science Fiction Wake.


Dylan Horrocks is a cartoonist and writer based in Wellington. He is the author of the graphic novels Hicksville and Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, and a collection of short comics, Incomplete Works. He also drew the comic book series Pickle and Atlas, and has written comics for DC and Vertigo, including Hunter: the Age of Magic and Batgirl. He has won an Eisner Award, a Sir Julius Vogel Award, and a NZ Arts Foundation Laureate Award, and teaches comics, narrative, and illustration at Victoria University of Wellington.

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

Full Day Pass Includes 8 sessions $120.00 | $100 concession
Individual Sessions $18.00 | $15 concession
4 Session Pass | $60 | $50 concession
Tickets available from iTICKET*

A delicious lunch catered by Loaves and Fishes Online orders essential: by 1 September | $22

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Earlier Event: 7 September
Cutting Through the Waters
Later Event: 7 September
Whanau Day