Auckland Libraries: The Writing Life

The Writing Life

Monday 26 November - Friday 1 February Free

A photographic exhibition by John McDermott.

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Portraits of 12 of our most acclaimed writers: Patricia Grace, Tessa Duder, Owen Marshall, Philip Temple, David Hill, Joy Cowley, Vincent O’Sullivan, Albert Wendt, Marilyn Duckworth, Chris Else, Fiona Kidman and Witi Ihimaera. 

Photographer, John McDermott and oral historian Deborah Shepard have given marvellous insight into the careers of these authors in their recently published book, The Writing Life.

As a group they are now the ‘elders’ of New Zealand literature; they forged the path for the current generation. Together the authors trace their publishing and literary history from 1959 to 2018, through what might now be viewed as a golden era of publishing into the more unsettled climate of today. 

John McDermott's magnificent photographs have been printed and framed by the North Shore Libraries Foundation and will later become part of a circulating exhibition.

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