|Date:||Sunday 19 May, 4pm - 5pm|
|Location:||ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
Professor Marilyn Waring will discuss her new book, an autobiographical account of her extraordinary years in parliament, in conversation with Professor Jennifer Curtin at the Auckland Writers Festival.
The Political Years is an autobiographical account of Marilyn Waring's time at the forefront of male-dominated public life. Professor Waring tells the story of her journey from being elected as a new National Party MP in a conservative rural seat to being publicly decried by the Prime Minister for her ‘feminist anti-nuclear stance’ that threatened to bring down his government. Her tale of life in a male-dominated and relentlessly demanding political world is both uniquely of its time and still of pressing relevance today. This latest book sits alongside other books including Counting for Nothing and Still Counting.