The Auckland Writers' Festival always promises great things, and then over-delivers. The amount of preparation that goes into selecting a wide range of writers and thinkers is evident. I was spoiled for choice. The range of activities - from family events, to the schools' festival, to talks and plays and discussions - catered for everyone. I have yet to meet someone who was not impressed.
Great selection of fiction and non fiction writers. Particularly enjoyed the big thinkers and political speakers. So hard to hear that sort of quality dissertation in NZ normally. Well done for getting so many great people. Good range of NZ writers too. Great to mark the Suffrage 125 anniversary also.