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Sun 18 May 2008, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, CBD, Auckland

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $19.50
  • Additional fees may apply

Two biographers at the top of their game talk about the art of biography: is it a form of entertainment or elucidation? Is the promise of dirty linen part of the overall tang of biography as a slightly illegitimate art? Or is biography the new non-fiction novel?

Readers, critics and publishers alike love biography, which demand of the biographer years of research and a love for the subject. Hermione Lee (“Edith Wharton”) and Simon Montefiore (“Young Stalin”) talk with Kipling biographer Harry Ricketts (“The Unforgiving Minute”).

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