As a hard-hitting author, social critic and vocal champion of literacy and education, Alan Duff has never shied away from being a whetstone on which others can sharpen their own opinions. He is joined by Guyon Espiner to discuss A Conversation with My Country, his fresh and personal account of where New Zealand has been and where he believes we can go from here.
Alan Duff’s first novel, Once Were Warriors (1990), was published worldwide. Another 10 novels, three works of non-fiction, two film adaptations followed. He is the founder of a literacy programme for disadvantaged children, an initiative that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year with over 13 million books given out. He was a syndicated newspaper columnist for 10 years and the creator two television drama series.
Guyon Espiner has been a leading journalist in print, television and radio for more than 20 years. In 2014 he became co-host of Radio New Zealand's Morning Report. In 2017, Espiner worked with Tim Watkin to produce The 9th Floor, a podcast and video series of interviews with five former New Zealand Prime Ministers, which was also released as a book.
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Titirangi War Memorial Hall
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