Dear Oliver: Peter Wells – Auckland Writers Festival – 18 May 2018

The work of writer Peter Wells is distinguished by a careful scrutinizing of particular and general histories of Pākeha – New Zealanders.

Over the last year he has explored each in moving ways: from his ongoing Facebook diary project documenting his psychological and physical navigation of cancer, to his just published memoir Dear Oliver, in which family letters found among his mother’s effects lead him to examine a not untypical family’s journey from a 19th-century British dock to 21st century Hawkes Bay.

In conversation with David Herkt.