Tom Scott is an award-winning political columnist, editorial cartoonist, filmmaker, scriptwriter and playwright.
In 2006, Tom was named an ONZM for services to writing, journalism and illustration. His recently released memoir, Drawn Out, A Seriously Funny Memoir, has received high praise and was shortlisted for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
He has been awarded cartoonist of the year six times and columnist of the year twice.
Photo by Cameron Burnell
12.30-1.30pm, Saturday 7 July, Spy Valley Wines, Waihopai Valley, $30 - Tom Scott in conversation with Mike White
Hear about the life and adventures of award-winning Kiwi cartoonist, political reporter and filmmaker Tom Scott. Mike will talk with Tom about his recently released memoir Drawn Out, including his provincial New Zealand upbringing, his adventures with close friend Sir Edmund Hilary, collaborations with comic legends and more.
Writing About Family
5.30-6.30pm, Saturday 7 July, Boathouse Theatre, $20 - Tom Scott & Diana Wichtel in conversation with Nikki Macdonald
Tom and Diana have both recently published works that delve into their family history. Journalist Nikki Macdonald will lead them in a discussion of the possible perils of writing family memoirs, the insistence of memories, and the importance of family in determining who we become.
10-11am, Sunday 8 July, Boathouse Theatre, $20 - Tom in conversation with Mike White
Tom Scott's withering cartoons of New Zealand lawmakers have been entertaining Kiwis for years. Hear about the tumultuous years of his career as a political journalist and cartoonist, his thoughts on New Zealand politics and his relationships with prime ministers, including Rob Muldoon and David Lange.