Writers on Mondays: From Wellington to the world - Kate Duignan and Rajorshi Chakraborti

Writers on Mondays: From Wellington to the world - Kate Duignan and Rajorshi Chakraborti

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23 July 2018 from 12.15 pm - 1.15 pm 23rd Jul 2018 12:15pm 23rd Jul 2018 1:15pm

Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Musuem of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable St, Wellington

Damien Wilkins in discussion with the authors of two recent novels that look out from Wellington to the wider world.

Kate Duignan's new novel The New Ships is set in Wellington after the fall of the Twin Towers, and traverses London, Europe and the Indian subcontinent. In Rajorshi Chakraborti's fifth novel The Man Who Would Not See a man travels from small-town India to Wellington with the apparent objective of blowing up every part of his younger brother's life. These novels have their feet in Wellington but spread their stories out into the world. Join Damien Wilkins in a discussion with these writers about writing from Wellington to the world.

Read or download the full Writers on Mondays 2018 programme

From mid-July to October each year, the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), home of Victoria University of Wellington's renowned creative writing programme, runs a series of events highlighting writers active in and around Wellington, as well as guests from overseas.

Events run Monday 12.15 - 1.15pm on The Marae, Level 4, Te Papa with the exception of the two Short Sharp Script sessions at Circa Theatre.

Writers on Mondays is presented with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa TongarewaNational Poetry Dayand Circa Theatre.

Admission is free, all welcome.