& Readers Festival
We Need New Names
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As a recent interviewer noted, to read NoViolet Bulawayo’s extraordinary and unforgettable novel, We Need New Names, ‘is to be plunked down in Paradise, a shantytown in Zimbabwe – running alongside 10-year-old Darling and her friends, stealing guavas, arms outstretched to meet the wind’.
The account of Darling’s move to a new life in America has affected readers worldwide, and won the author a place on the 2013 Man Booker Prize shortlist. NoViolet Bulawayo talks about her work with Radio New Zealand’s Lynn Freeman.
When: Saturday, 30 August 2pm
Who: NoViolet Bulawayo
What: Zimbabwe-born Man Booker-shortlisted author NoViolet Bulawayo talks about her novel with Lynn Freeman.
Venue: Rydges Savoy West
Price: SOLD OUTBuy Tickets
Lessons From Adversity: Life in New Orleans and Detroit
How do cities and communities come back from disasters, natural or man-made? As Dean of the Tulane University School of Architecture in New Orleans, architectural educator, commentator and advocate Reed Kroloff shepherded the school through Hurricane Katrina and beyond. In the rebuilding effort he co-chaired the city’s task force on urban design.
Subsequently, he took the reins at the Cranbrook Academy of Art outside Detroit, where he was actively involved in public and private sector initiatives to jump-start redevelopment in that depressed city. In this timely and relevant session, Reed Kroloff shares his experiences in struggling urban centres, and the stories he encountered along the way.
When: Saturday, 30 August 11am
Who: Reed Kroloff
What: American architecture commentator Reed Kroloff on rebuilding cities after disaster.
Venue: Rydges Savoy West
Price: $18/ $16Buy Tickets
The Best Possible Taste
Ruth Reichl describes herself as ‘Writer. Eater. Cook. Former Gourmet editor’, but this only hints at the achievements of the multi-award-winning New York writer, editor and television host, who has recently published her first novel, Delicious!.
She is widely known for her bestselling memoir, Tender at the Bone, and its successors, and as an acclaimed restaurant critic, a job for which she often donned wigs to ensure anonymity. She talks about her life and work with food writer and author Lauraine Jacobs.
When: Saturday, 30 August 12.30pm
Who: Ruth Reichl
What: Ruth Reichl discusses her life and work with Lauraine Jacobs.
Venue: Transitional Cathedral
Price: $25/ $23Buy Tickets