Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi is an award-winning author, publisher, and reading and writing champion. Her book The 10 PM Question was New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards Book of the Year in 2009. Kate co-edited and published Annual and Annual 2, a series of collections of writing for 9-13 year olds. 

She has been extensively involved with numerous programmes and organisations focused on creative writing, reading and New Zealand literature.


2022 festival sessions

Skinny Dip Poetry - Kate De Goldi & Susan Paris

Susan Paris and Kate De Goldi are changing the landscape for young readers in New Zealand, as they curate fresh writing and illustration from some of New Zealand's top talent. The pair have followed on from the success of Annual and Annual 2 with Skinny Dip, an anthology of 36 school-inspired poems from 24 New Zealand poets, to reflect everyday experiences of Kiwi kids, from nits and crushes to rainy-day lunchtimes, through a range of poetic forms.

Learn what inspires these champions of young readers, and how they push boundaries to create bespoke books for a new generation. A session for teachers, writers, artists, parents, grandparents and poetry lovers.


Eddy, Eddy

- in conversation with Tania Miller

Kate De Goldi's new book Eddy, Eddy follows Eddy Smallbore, an orphan, who is grappling with identity, love, loss and religion. It's two years since he blew up his school life and the earthquakes felled his city. Home life is maddening. His pet-minding job is expanding in peculiar directions. And now the past and the future have come calling – in unexpected ways.


Landscape and Literature - Kate De Goldi & Lloyd Jones

Place and story go hand in hand. Landscape must first live on the page for it to blossom in the mind of the reader. But landscape in literature is both a reflection and an invention. Lloyd Jones and Kate De Goldi will discuss exploring the landscapes of their favourite books from childhood, and consider how they write 'place' into story.


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