Emily Perkins



October 2012

10 October, 3.30pm
Frankfurt Book Fair
Pavilion session: From the Edge of the Universe
New narratives in New Zealand writing discussed by Lloyd Jones and Emily Perkins. Moderated by Christoph Mücher

10 October, 9.30pm
Open Books
Reading, The Forrests
Evangelische Stadtakademie Römer9, Römerberg 9, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

11 October, 11am
Frankfurt Book Fair
Pavilion session: Iconic New Zealand Writers
Mansfield, Frame, Sargeson and others discussed by C.K. Stead, Emily CK Stead, Emily Perkins and Kate De Goldi. Moderated by Dieter Riemenschneider

14 October, 11.30am
Frankfurt Book Fair
He Wahine Toa
1893 NZ was the first country to give women the vote – five women authors discuss the female voice in  New Zealand writing – exploring our past and changing our future: Patricia Grace, Aroha Harris,  Barbara Ewing, Eleanor Catton, Emily Perkins

15 October
Book reading, Dresden
Literaturhaus Villa Augustin am Albertplatz, Antonstr. 1, 01097 Dresden

16 October, 7.30pm
Book reading, Wuppertal
Literaturhaus Wuppertal, Friedrich-Engels-Allee 83, 42285 Wuppertal

17 October, 7.30pm
Book reading, Düsseldorf
Heinrich-Heine-Institut, Bilker Straße 12-14, 40213 Düsseldorf

21 October, 11am
Vancouver Writers Festival 
The Sunday Brunch
Graeme Gibson, Shari Lapena, Linden MacIntyre, Susan Musgrave, Riel Nason and Emily Perkins read from their work

21 October, 1.30pm
Vancouver Writers Festival 
Time Passages
MAC Farrant, Gail Jones, Emily Perkins, Sean Virgo, panel discussion with readings


September 2012

1 September, 9.30am
An Hour with Emily Perkins
Christchurch Writers’ Festival
Chaired by Rachael King

2 September, 10am
Melbourne Writers’ Festival
The Morning Read
Michael Duffy, Emily Perkins, Angela Meyer, Paul D Carter, Amy Espeseth
Yarra Building

2 September, 2.30pm
Melbourne Writers’ Festival
The Bad Seed
David Vann and Emily Perkins discuss their work.
ACMI Studio 1 


August 2012

19 August, 1pm
Ladies’ Litera-Tea 
Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Auckland

30 August, 7pm
Three-Way Conversation
Fiona Farrell, Eleanor Catton and Emily Perkins discuss and read from their new work.
Wallace Arts Centre, The Pah Homestead, Auckland

31 August, 3.30pm
The Secret Life of the Novel
Christchurch Writers’ Festival
Geodome, Hagley Park, Christchurch
Kate Grenville, Emily Perkins and Sue Woolfe discuss novel writing. Chaired by Owen Marshall. 


June 2012

8 June, 2.30pm
The Way We Live Now
Hay Festival of Literature
Max Hastings, Peter Oborne, Simon Schama, Kate Williams and Emily Perkins talk to Jon Gower. The panelists discuss questions from the Festival’s Silver Jubilee project.

10 June, 11.30am
Lived Lives
Hay Festival of Literature
Emily Perkins and Kishwar Desai talk to Gaby Wood about their new books. 


May 2012

11 May, 2.30pm
An Hour With Emily Perkins
Auckland Writers and Readers Festival
Lower NZI Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland
Emily Perkins speaks with Paula Morris about The Forrests.

12 May, 11.30am
The Future of the Novel
Auckland Writers and Readers Festival
Lower NZI Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland
Emily Perkins and Jeffrey Eugenides discuss the place of marriage in the novel and the prospects for the genre in the 21st century in a conversation chaired by reviewer and critic Jolisa Gracewood.

13 May, 11.30am
Men Adrift
Auckland Writers and Readers Festival
ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, Auckland
Emily chairs a conversation between Roddy Doyle, A.D. Miller, and Charlotte Wood about the ‘lost’ men at the centre of their fiction.

18 May, 1pm
Tides and Forrests
Sydney Writers Festival
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney

Hanna Richell and Emily Perkins discuss their family novels.

18 May, 4pm
The Big Reading
Sydney Writers Festival
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney

Sebastian Barry, Emily Perkins, Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Geoff Dyer, and Jesmyn Ward read from their work.

19 May, 10am

Emily talks about The Forrests
Sydney Writers Festival

Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney

31 May, 6pm
Listener Book Club  event: An Evening with Emily Perkins
Emily is in conversation with Listener Arts & Books editor Guy Somerset.
St Andrews on the Terrace, Wellington.


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