Jean-Christophe Rufin at the 2016 Auckland Writers Festival [fr]

Taking place from May 10 to 15, the 2016 Auckland Writers Festival includes three events involving historian, writer and co-founder of Medicins Sans Frontiers, French author Jean-Christophe Rufin.

Jean-Christophe Rufin

JPEGJean-Christophe Rufin is a doctor, historian, writer, and former French ambassador in Senegal. He co-founded Medicins Sans Frontiers and has led missions in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Philippines, Sudan, Rwanda and the Balkans. Rufin’s fiction includes the Prix Goncourt winning The Abyssinian (1997) and Brazil Red (2001), and The Red Collar (2015), a novel about war. His new book is The Santiago Pilgrimage: Walking the Immortal Way (2016).

Jean-Christophe Rufin at the Auckland Writers Festival

The University of Auckland Festival Forum - The Border Debate
Jean-Christophe Rufin joins Israeli strategic consultant Yossi Alpher, Palestinian conservation architect Suad Amiry, and British Middle East expert Emma Sky discuss immigrations, migrants, refugees and border policies in a debate convened by British philosopher Julian Baggini.

Wednesday 11 May 2016
8:00pm – 9:30pm

Great Hall, Auckland Town Hall

Keeping Secrets
Novelists Jean-Christophe Rufin and Ann Glamuzina join short story writer Tracey Slaughter and Chinese journalist Xu Zhiyuan in ten minute readings of mystery and revelation.

Friday 13 May 2016
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Limelight Room, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD
Free event

The Immortal Way: Jean-Christophe Rufin
In The Santiago Pilgrimage: Walking The Immortal Way, Rufin records his 800-km journey, and contemplates “conscious living” among the hurly-burly. He discusses writing, walking, and much more with Geraint Martin.

Sunday 15 May 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD

Auckland Writers Festival

PNGEach year over the past 15 years the Festival has staged over 120 public events, gathering together 160 of the world’s best writers and thinkers. Establishing itself as a major Australasian festival, the Auckland Writers Festivalbrings the very best local and international writers of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, scientists, economists, poets, journalists and public intellectuals together with audiences to explore ideas, share stories and experience brilliant conversations.

PNGJean-Christophe Rufin’s participation is supported by Embassy of France & the Institut Francais.

Dernière modification : 27/06/2017

top of the page