He Pātaka – The House of Fiction: Tina Makereti

Fifth in the series of events highlighting the very latest work of writers active in Wellington and further afield with Tina Makereti and Dougall McNeill.

When | Āhea

Mon 5 Aug 2024, 12.15–1.15pm

Where | Ki hea

Te Huinga Centre, Level 3

Cost | Te utu

Free event

What can make itself at home in the house of fiction? Houses, being at home, and neighbours all matter in Tina Makereti's new novel, The Mires.

Described by Shankari Chandran as a novel about 'the monsters we've created and the power we have to stop them,' this novel asks how we imagine others' lives, and share our own stories with others. What stories are pressing for us now? What might fiction help us imagine? 

Dougall McNeill joins Tina to discuss world-building and the storehouse of storytelling in The Mires.

Find out about the other events not at Te Papa.

Tina Makereti. Photo courtesy of the author