The Things We Love Short Videos

In 2021, we invited a few authors to record short responses to the 2021 festival theme – The Things We Love. These authors are all joining us live in 2022. Meet them below, ahead of the festival.

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Stereo Stories

We love this ‘postcard’ from Vin Maskell, creative director of Stereo Stories, made by his son Jesse and featuring music by Vin’s brother Peter. So many great memories. Wish you were here!

T.R. Napper

Tim shares the words of a sci-fi great, reflects on the prescience of cyberpunk, and reminds us why science fiction, and indeed all fiction, matters more than ever.

Ailsa Piper

After 8 weeks and counting of lockdown, all Ailsa would really like is a cup of tea with a friend. So grab yourself a cuppa and join Ailsa in her writing space for an intimate tour of the things she loves.

Jock Serong

"My top 50 books in 5 mins". Jock fails spectacularly and entertainingly at the task he set himself. Have your notepad ready to catch some great recommended reads.

Patti Miller

Reading from her memoir, The Joy of High Places, Patti Miller describes the joy and difficulty of long-distance walking, and ponders our shared condition.

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The Things We Love

‘The Things We Love’ give shape and meaning to our lives.

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Reading list

Discover the powerful, moving and invigorating words of the authors in our program, before you hear them speak.

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