Teju Cole is a guest at the Writers and Readers Festival in Wellington. He will speak at two sessions. One on his favourite photographers and the other on his new book Blind Spot which includes a photo taken in Auckland.
He is a novelist, essayist, and photography critic for The New York Times. His book Known and Strange Things was named a book of the year by the Guardian, the Financial Times, Time Magazine, and many others.
And if that's not enough he's also an art historian and the Distinguished Writer in Residence at Bard College.