Our 2022 Authors

We are privileged to have 18 acclaimed authors join us for our 2022 festival....

Abbas Nazari - author at 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Abbas Nazari

Abbas Nazari fled the Taliban in Afghanistan as a child, and was resettled in New Zealand after his family was rescued by the Tampa container ship in 2001. Read more...

 

Barbara DeLeo - author at 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Barbara DeLeo

After a decade going down the traditional authors’ route, Marlborough romance writer Barbara DeLeo now publishes her own digital and print books. Read more...

Colleen Shipley - author at 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Colleen Shipley

As the Marlborough Girls’ College Librarian, Colleen Shipley is on a mission to inspire local teens to read for pleasure. Read more...

Dave Lowe - author at 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Dave Lowe

Dave Lowe is an atmospheric chemist and a lead author of the 2007 Nobel Prize-winning IPCC Fourth Assessment Report on climate change. Read more...

Gavin Bishop - author at 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Gavin Bishop

Gavin Bishop (Tainui, Ngāti Awa) is a highly acclaimed children's book author and illustrator who lives and works in Christchurch. Read more...

Ian Wedde - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Ian Wedde

Ian Wedde ONZM has authored 16 collections of poetry, nine novels, a collection of stories, three books of essays, art monographs and a memoir. Read more...

Julie Buiso - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Julie Biuso

Julie Biuso’s vibrant cooking career started with training and teaching at renowned Le Cordon Bleu London. Read more...

Kate Camp - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Kate Camp

Kate Camp is a poet with seven collections of poetry, an essayist and a literary commentator who lives in Wellington. Read more...

Kate De Goldi - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi is an award-winning author, publisher, and reading and writing champion and has been extensively involved with creative writing, reading and New Zealand literature. Read more...

Kirsten McDougall - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Kirsten McDougall

Kirsten McDougall is the author of three books, two of which were longlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards. Read more...

Lloyd Jones - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Lloyd Jones

Lloyd Jones is an award-winning fiction writer. His first collection of short stories was published in 1991, and he has also written books for children. Read more...

Patricia Grace - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Patricia Grace

Patricia Grace (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa, Te Ati Awa) is one of Aotearoa’s most prominent and celebrated writers. Read more...

Paula Morris - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Paula Morris

Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Manuhiri) is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, essayist and editor. Read more...

Rebecca K Reilly - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Rebecca K Reilly

Rebecca K Reilly’s smart and funny debut novel Greta and Valdin topped the bestsellers list for weeks and was shortlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards. Read more...

Ruth Shaw - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Ruth Shaw

Ruth Shaw runs two small bookshops in remote Manapōuri and is the author of a charming memoir that weaves life stories with tales bookshop visitors. Read more...

Steve Braunias - author at 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Steve Braunias

Steve Braunias edits Newsroom's books section, ReadingRoom, writes for the New Zealand Herald, and has 10 books and a multitude of awards to his name. Read more...

Sue Orr - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Sue Orr

Sue Orr is the author of two novels and two short story collections. A former journalist, she teaches creative writing at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more...

Susan Paris - author 2022 Marlborough Book Festival

Susan Paris

Susan Paris has 20 years’ experience in publishing. She has edited the School Journal for fifteen years, producing more than 50 journals. Read more... 


Our 2022 Interviewers

This year we have twelve interviewers talk with our group of authors - a number of regulars are joined by a bunch of new hands:

  • Barbara DeLeo
  • Bev Doole
  • Charlotte Patterson
  • Cliff Fell
  • Jason Henry
  • Kate De Goldi
  • Naomi Barton
  • Paula Morris
  • Rachael King
  • Tania Miller
  • Tessa Nicolson
 

Our podcasts

Did you know you can listen to podcasts of sessions from past festivals in the comfort of your own home? Listen now...