Max Rashbrooke: WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival

WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival is a mere few weeks away – it kicks off on 27 August. We’ve asked three quick questions of festival guests:

Cover of InequalityMax Rashbrooke – editor and co-author of Inequality: A New Zealand crisis

What (or who) are you most looking forward to at WORD Christchurch?

Luke Harding – His journalism is exceptionally good, and inspiringly brave

What do you think about libraries?

I love libraries. My mother is a librarian and we spent a lot of time in them as kids. I hope they’re with us to stay, even if in a slightly different form to that which they have now

Share a surprising fact about yourself.

I can recite, from memory, all 180 lines of Edmund Spenser’s largely forgotten 16th century poem Prothalamion.

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