I’m inspired by the whole programme, but am looking forward to hearing Nic Low, as I enjoyed reading his new book Arms Race, and his poignant essay about Christchurch written for The Griffith Review, and available on his website.
What do you think about libraries?
I think a lot about libraries. I regularly use five of the ones based where I live; I work in one (the Alexander Turnbull Library); and I visit them when I travel away from Wellington. Most recently, the marvellous OBA (Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam), the Amsterdam Public Library.
Share a surprising fact about yourself.
I started my career as a fraud accountant, and I can’t click my fingers.
- Paul Diamond appears at WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival in:
How We Remember: Recalling and Retelling the First World War: Saturday 30 August, 3.30pm
Te Karanga Me Te Wero: Contemporary Maori Writing in Aotearoa: Sunday 31 August, 2.30pm
- Search our catalogue for books by Paul Diamond
- Read more Festival guest picks and WORD Christchurch posts.