Becky Manawatu: Auē

31 October 2020 | WORD Christchurch Spring Festival

Becky Manawatu exploded onto the literary landscape last year with her book Auē, a story of broken family. Steve Braunias called it the best book of 2019: ‘a deep and powerful work, maybe even the most successfully achieved portrayal of underclass New Zealand life since Once Were Warriors.’ It went on win the 2020 Ockham awards for both best first novel and best novel. Don’t miss this exciting new writer in conversation with Emma Espiner.

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