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Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2022
Presenter Biography


Chris Szekely

Chris (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Ruanui) has held the statutory position of Chief Librarian of the Alexander Turnbull Library since 2007. He began his library career at the Auckland School Library Service, and for a time led library services in the South Auckland City of Manukau. He is also an award-winning children’s author with works published in te reo Māori and English. His latest book is Te Kupenga, 101 stories of Aotearoa from the Turnbull, co-edited with Michael Keith  and published by Massey University Press.

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