Now that I know I am really going to the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival, the time has come for a detailed examination of theCover: I'm Your Man programme while wielding a fluorescent marker. They don’t call them highlighter pens for nothing; ¬†highlighting my anticipated highlights is in itself a highlight for me. Tragic.

Number one on my giddying up list is Don McGlashan and Sylvie Simmons singing their own songs and the songs of Mr Leonard Cohen. I am not familiar with Simmons’ work, as I still languish low on the holds list for I’m Your Man, but the combination of Cohen and McGlashan is unmissable.

Are you going to the Festival? What are your anticipated highlights?