Nic Low (Ngāi Tahu) is an author, contributing editor at New Zealand Geographic and until recently the Programme Director of WORD Christchurch. His writings on wilderness, history, technology and race have been widely published and anthologised on both sides of the Tasman. His short story collection Arms Race (2014) was an Australian Book Review and Listener book of the year, and shortlisted for the Readings Prize and Queensland Literary Awards. Uprising (2021) details nine walking expeditions through the Māori history of the Southern Alps, and won the CLNZ Writers Award, the Wiley Prize and was runner-up, Non-fiction, at the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards. His next is Little Doomsdays (with Phil Dadson, forthcoming Sept 2023), exploring what previous civilisations tried to preserve when faced with their own demise.
Events at Word
NOT SET IN STONE: DAVID VASS [ON DEMAND]25 Aug - 17 Sep 2023 11:59 pm
David Vass was one of New Zealand's leading mountaineers, until an accident in Fiordland in 2015 ended his climbing life. His memoir, Not Set in Stone, charts how his world has changed.
LOST AND FOUND IN TRANSLATIONSaturday, 26 August 3:00 pm
Polly Barton (UK) and Ross Calman (Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu) discuss what can be lost and found during the art of translation.