The Festival brings the world to Auckland
Every year we stage over 180 public events, gathering together 200 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 28,000 Festival goers and up to 6,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.
For the past 18 years the Festival has enriched the culture of our city and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of our guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of our audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as our setting.
The Wonderful World of Walliams ARRIVES IN DECEMBERIt’s with great excitement that we announce global bestselling children’s author, David Walliams is coming to Auckland this December with his dazzling new novel, Bad Dad Read more ›
A.C. GRAYLING COMES TO AUCKLAND!We welcome A.C. Grayling, leading philosopher, author and public intellectual to Auckland in May! Read more ›
Announcing Alex Ross for the 2018 FestivalWe are pleased to announce internationally renowned author and music critic Alex Ross as a guest of the 2018 Festival. Read more ›