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Witi Ihimaera


Witi Ihimaera at the Cork International Short Story Festival

 Photo © David Rowland

Reading & interview for young people: Thursday, 20 September @ 3pm
Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork--Admission: FREE


Reading with Lysley Tenorio: Thursday, 20 September @ 9.15pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork. (For adult readers)

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Witi Ihimaera is a New Zealand author of Māori and Anglo-Saxon descent. Ihimaera was the first Māori writer to publish both a book of short stories and a novel and most of his work consists of these genres. As a world leader in indigenous and Pacific literature, he has written a considerable number of books, with many notable works such as Tangi, Pounamu, Bulibasha and The Whale Rider (the last of which became a successful film of the same name). His stories generally portray Māori culture in modern New Zealand and his work often focuses on problems within contemporary Māori and New Zealand society.



Author Links


Witi Ihimaera at the New Zealand Book Council

'Interviews with New Zealand Children's Authors'

Interview with Ihimaera in the New Zealand Listener (regarding his writing for adults)




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