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Featherston Booktown Brings Elizabeth Knox to Wairarapa

Updated: Aug 17, 2020

Featherston Booktown is thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Knox will be coming to Featherston Booktown.

On Friday 10 July, newly honoured CNZM, Elizabeth Knox will be in Featherston. Elizabeth will be in conversation with broadcaster, writer and chicken fancier, Noelle McCarthy on her internationally bestselling book: The Absolute Book. Featherston Booktown Operations Manager, Mary Biggs is buzzing with the news that Elizabeth Knox and Noelle McCarthy will be a part of the Festival in July.

“I cannot wait for this event, to be immersed in the worlds she crafts so completely.”

“These esteemed writers will come together and give our audience insights into the writers world and especially to unwrap layers within The Absolute Book.”

Elizabeth says that she likes sessions that are conversational.

“A few interesting questions to prime the pump. Not just about the writing life, about the books, especially The Absolute Book. I’m very keen to talk about it.”

“I write literary fantasy, though the fantasy is often science fictiony, that is, logical and

consequential. I love the stories, whether it’s a life story from a seatmate on a long haul

flight, or a novel, film, television program – I even love to hear my son on the

virtues and particularities of Death Stranding or Red Dead Redemption, games I’m

too cack-handed to play myself.

“I think The Absolute Book is my best novel, because it’s the wildest and the deepest.”

The Absolute Book will be for sale and Elizabeth will sign books after the event. Tickets to this event are $20 plus booking fees from

Featherston Booktown will announce details about their August ‘Words in Winter’ events shortly.

Featherston Booktown is very grateful to the sponsors of this event: Longwood Country Estate, and the Wairarapa Racing Club.


Elizabeth Knox is the author of thirteen novels, three novellas, and a collection of essays. Elizabeth is an Arts Foundation Laureate and was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2002, a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2020 and won the Prime Minister’s award for fiction in 2019. She lives in Wellington with her husband, Fergus Barrowman, and her son, Jack.    

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