With 25 books to his name, British writer Simon Winchester is a maven of popular narrative history, renowned for titles such as The Surgeon of CrowthorneThe Map that Changed the World and most recently Pacific: The Ocean of the Future

Writer Gregory O’Brien talks with Winchester about taking on increasingly ambitious topics and marrying research with storytelling.

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Gallery of Ireen Demut event photographs.

Session reviewed in Booksellers New Zealand's We Love Books blog.