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)
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.