Waiheke Literary Festival: Writing About War

Saturday 14 November, 2015

Five minutes after walking out of Waiheke Literary Festival’s session Writing About War, I read the news about Paris: the executions, the stampede outside the Bataclan theatre, the fear and the chaos. It felt somehow meaningful that I’d spent the previous 90 minutes listening to two New Zealand historians—Dr Mary Paul and Christopher Pugsley— discuss war writing and its attempt, as Pugsley said, to ‘make order out of the chaos of war’.

Writing about war

Dr Mary Paul, Christopher Pugsley and Penguin’s Jeremy Sherlock. And some swimwear.

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