AUTUMN SEASON in association with Auckland Writers Festival
WORD Christchurch has teamed up with the Auckland Writers Festival to bring six top quality international writers to our city in May.
The Autumn Season, which runs from 14 to 17 May, features: bestselling Scottish crime novelist Ian Rankin, creator of the Rebus series; Booker prize-winning Irish novelist Anne Enright; highly-respected British historian and biographer A. N. Wilson, author of The Victorians; science writer James Gleick exploring the mysteries of time travel; and novelist Stella Duffy, who is currently completing Ngaio Marsh’s unfinished novel Money in the Morgue. WORD Christchurch is also thrilled to welcome back the hit of the 2016 festival, Canadian storyteller Ivan Coyote. Read more
Ian Rankin: Writing Rebus
30 years since he brought the detective to life, Ian Rankin is back with another Rebus mystery, Rather Be the Devil, a tale of twisted power, deep-rooted corruption and bitter rivalries.
‘I had no idea when I published Knots and Crosses in 1987 that Rebus would still be sharing his adventures – and misadventures – with me,’ says Rankin, whose crime novels have gained global acclaim and made him an international bestseller. We are thrilled to bring one of the world’s most popular and well-respected crime writers to our city to talk about his work and passions with Christchurch coroner Marcus Elliott. Read more
When: 6pm, Sunday, 14 May 2017
Who: Ian Rankin
What: Writing Rebus
Venue: Charles Luney Auditorium, St Margaret's College
Price: $20 (service fees apply) or free with Season PassBuy Tickets
Anne Enright: Beyond The Green Road
We are delighted to close the Autumn Season with one of the most electrifying novelists writing in English today.
Anne Enright, who won the Booker Prize in 2007 for The Gathering, writes about Irish families with great lyricism and black humour. In 2015 she became the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction, a three-year appointment. Her latest novel, The Green Road (longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker), set in a small town on Ireland's Atlantic coast and spanning 30 years, is a tale of family and fracture, compassion and selfishness – a shattering exploration of the gaps in the human heart and how we strive to fill them. Read more
When: 6pm, Wednesday 17 May, 2017
Who: Anne Enright
What: Beyond the Green Road
Venue: Concert Hall, The Piano, 156 Armagh St
Price: $20 (service fees apply), or free with Season PassBuy Tickets