Auckland Writers Festival: Friday 13th May: 2.30pm: Life Lessons: Hanya Yanagihara (acclaimed U.S. author) in conversation with Anne Kennedy.
“Friendship is ungovernable and indeterminable. It allows a great expansiveness. And that can be terrifying for people.” – Hanya Yanagihari
Friday 13 May: 1pm: Crime Stories with Ian Austin (UK), Paula Hawkins (ZWE), Ben Sanders (NZ) and Elsbeth Hardie (NZ). Introduced by Rachael King.
“It’s not even his line. He stole it from Henry Miller. Everything she has is second hand”. – Paula Hawkins, from A Girl on a Train
Friday 13 May: 11.30am: Fifty Shades of Grey Matter: Julian Baggini (UK philosopher) in conversation with Graeme Hill.
Free will is to have enough of a consciousness to be self-governing, to be responsive to arguments or a consensus. That’s all we need. It is not absolute responsibility.