Writers on Mondays: Hopeful Animals

  • When Mon 14 Aug 2017, 12:15–1:15pm
  • Where
    Te Marae, Level 4
  • Cost Free event

In Tracy Farr’s new novel The Hope Fault, a weekend that unfolds in real time bookends 100 years which include events from the ‘real’ world.

Damien Wilkins’ Lifting takes place in the weeks leading up to the close of a Wellington department store and has been described as ‘an intense exploration of the moment when the solid ground of a life is taken away’.

Pip Adam’s The New Animals walks the streets of Auckland city now, examining the fashion scene. All three novels weave real and imagined events together, offering new ways to understand the present moment.

Join novelist and short story writer William Brandt in a discussion with these writers about their work and why the novel continues to provide a vital lens on contemporary life.

Please note that no food may be taken onto Te Marae.

Writers on Mondays series

On Mondays from July to September, discover New Zealand’s diverse and original contemporary writers in this lunchtime series, run by the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington.

Full Writers on Mondays programme

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