22 May 2024

Auckland literary festival smashes attendance records

From Nights, 9:15 pm on 22 May 2024

The biggest writers festival in the Southern Hemisphere took place in Auckland last weekend.

Around 85,000 people attended over 160 events at the Auckland Writers Fest - its biggest showing yet in its 25-year history.

Lyndsey Fineran is the artistic director for the festival and she speaks to Emile Donovan about what made this year such a success.

Auckland Writers Festival

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