The Marlborough Book Festival
The Ice Shelf: Anne Kennedy

The Ice Shelf: Anne Kennedy

April 7, 2020

The Ice Shelf: Anne Kennedy in conversation with Naomi Arnold at Spy Valley Winery at the 2019 Marlborough Book Festival.

Our heritage with Dr Vincent O’Malley

Our heritage with Dr Vincent O’Malley

April 7, 2020

On the Marlborough Book Festival's signature Marlborough Sounds Cruise, guests enjoyed beautiful scenery and brunch including fresh New Zealand King Salmon and stunning Dog Point Vineyard wines.

Listen as eminent New Zealand historian Dr Vincent O'Malley discusses some of the lesser-known aspects of Aotearoa history, including the Wairau Affray, with Marlborough-based historian Ron Crosby.

The Art of Simple: Eleanor Ozich

The Art of Simple: Eleanor Ozich

April 7, 2020

The Art of Simple: Eleanor Ozich in conversation with Charlotte Patterson at The Treehouse at Cloudy Bay at the 2019 Marlborough Book Festival.

Extreme Woke Leftie: Emily Writes

Extreme Woke Leftie: Emily Writes

April 7, 2020

Emily Writes in conversation with Naomi Arnold at The Treehouse at Cloudy Bay at the 2019 Marlborough Book Festival. 

2018 Opening Night: Off The Page

2018 Opening Night: Off The Page

December 5, 2018

In a Marlborough Book Festival first, some of our guest authors took their stories off the page and brought them to us live on stage, in a fun filled, exciting and moving evening of Kiwi oratory talent.  

Tina Makereti: Where The Rēkohu Bone Sings

Tina Makereti: Where The Rēkohu Bone Sings

December 5, 2018

Tina Makereti writes novels, essays and short stories. When Tina came to investigate her Moriori heritage it led to her first novel, Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings. 

In this session with journalist Nikki Macdonald, Tina discusses her novel that confronts the complexity of being Moriori, Māori and Pākehā and finding a place of belonging. 

Vincent O’Sullivan: All This By Chance

Vincent O’Sullivan: All This By Chance

December 5, 2018

One of New Zealand's finest writers, Vincent O'Sullivan came to the 2018 Marlborough Book Festival in the wake of releasing his first  novel in 20 years, All This By Chance

In this session, Vincent chats with journalist Mike White about his novel - a moving, multi-generational saga, of a family spread across Italy, Greece, Africa and New Zealand.

Diana Wichtel: Driving to Treblinka

Diana Wichtel: Driving to Treblinka

December 5, 2018

Diana Wichtel is an award-winning journalist, well known for her media commentary for the New Zealand Listener.

Diana's family memoir Driving to Treblinka has been described as a "beautiful, profoundly moving search for her father and also for memory, in a story that clings to humour and love". 

In this session from the 2018 Marlborough Book Festival, interviewer Tessa Nicholson adeptly draws out the humour and love in Diana's deeply moving personal stories. 

Jenny Pattrick: weaving fiction with historical fact

Jenny Pattrick: weaving fiction with historical fact

December 5, 2018

Jenny Pattrick is one of New Zealand's best selling novelists.  In this conversation with Tessa Nicholson at the 2018 Marlborough Book Festival, Jenny reflects on the art of historical fiction while sharing her personal story.  The pair discuss why Jenny chooses to write historical fiction, how she picks her subject and the importance of developing a unique voice for each novel.

Selina Tusitala Marsh and Glenn Colquhoun: a love of poetry

Selina Tusitala Marsh and Glenn Colquhoun: a love of poetry

December 5, 2018

New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh and doctor, award-winning poet and captivating orator Glenn Colquhoun shared the stage at the 2018 Marlborough Book Festival to discuss their shared love of poetry.

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