3 May — 2 August 2020

Auckland Writers Festival is excited to announce their 2020 Winter Series. Running every Sunday morning for 13 weeks, three writers including at least two from the 2020 programme will chat with series host Paula Morris, read from their work, and answer audience questions. 

Featuring a star-studded writer line-up which includes Bernardine Evaristo, Ann Patchett, Neil Gaiman, Barbara Ewing, Richard Ford, Elizabeth Knox, Robert Macfarlane, Philippe Sands, Lisa Taddeo, Alan Bollard, Chanel Miller, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Simon Armitage, Maggie O’Farrell, Deborah Eisenberg, Wallace Shawn, Caroline Barron, Amy McDaid, Anthony Byrt and more.

Tune in every Sunday from 9am - each episode is streamed live and free-to-view via Auckland Live's Facebook and Auckland Writers Festival’s YouTube.


This series provides an opportunity to champion New Zealand and international books that were to feature at the now-cancelled May Festival, which viewers will be able to purchase through a bookseller link. Look out for a few special surprises too.

Auckland Writers Festival Winter Series