One of the Festival’s best-loved events is back, with a stellar international line-up. Reading from their latest works are Desi Anwar with Being Indonesian; Anuk Arudpragasam with The Story of a Brief Marriage, which takes place during the Sri Lankan civil war; Natalie Haynes with The Children of Jocasta, a modern retelling of the Oedipus story; and the celebrated Witi Ihimaera with his prize-winning memoir Maori Boy. Hosted by Patrick Abboud.

Please note: Annabel Abbs and Ha Jin will no longer be appearing at this event.