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When:

Wed 15 May 2013, 9:30am–3:00pm
Thu 16 May 2013, 9:30am–10:00pm
Fri 17 May 2013, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sat 18 May 2013, 10:00am–10:00pm
Sun 19 May 2013, 10:00am–6:00pm

Where: Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: scottashton

New Zealand’s largest literary and ideas festival presenting over 100 NZ and international writers in hour-long sessions and panel discussions.

Renowned international writers Kate Atkinson and Ben Goldacre (pictured) will appear at next year’s Auckland Writers & Readers Festival from 15-19 May 2013 at the Aotea Centre in Auckland.

Kate Atkinson is one of the world’s most popular fiction writers. Her books include the literary hit Behind The Scenes At The Museum and the series of Jackson Brodie crime novels. Atkinson’s much anticipated new novel Life After Life will be released in April 2013.

Dr. Ben Goldacre is an epidemiologist and Guardian columnist known for the bestselling non-fiction book Bad Science which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and been translated into 25 languages. His latest work Bad Pharma takes aim at the distortion of science in the interests of the pharmaceuticals industry.

Atkinson and Goldacre are just two of more than 100 writers and thinkers expected in Auckland next May who will lead discussions ranging across fiction, poetry, memoir, science, history, war reportage, biography, music and much more.

Others confirmed include Scottish-Nigerian poet, memoirist and novelist Jackie Kay, New York YA writer Libba Bray and New Zealand favourites Albert Wendt and Kate De Goldi.