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Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
58 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Magical Rights - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
HG Parry is an emerging author who writes complex and engaging fantasy novels. She will explain to Lynn Freeman the imaginative thought processes that led her, in her most recent series, to reinvent the French Revolution.
59 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Placing Fantasy Inside the Real World - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
Elizabeth Knox, acclaimed author of many novels, including The Vintner’s Luck and, most recently, The Absolute Book, will unpick the meanings and implications, the whys and wherefores, of placing a ‘fantasy’ world inside the ‘real’ world, with HG Parry.
55 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Girl in the Mirror - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
Rose Carlyle, who shot to literary fame with her debut novel, The Girl in the Mirror, will talk to Phillippa Duffy about what happens to a story when a book is snapped up by Hollywood.
62 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
Writing Romance in the 21st Century - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
Chair Susan Sims and authors Nalini Singh, Steff Green, and Jayne Castel will unpick why romance writing matters in 2021, and discuss the ongoing appeal of romance novels and what success looks like to writers of this billion-dollar genre.
48 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
The Wilder Years Selected Poems - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021 - David Eggleton
The current Poet Laureate, David Eggleton, will dive into his new book, The Wilder Years: Selected Poems, with fellow poet Victor Billot. This session will be followed by the official launch of the book.
57 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
The Historical Novel: Germany - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021 - Catherine Chidgey
“My neighbour gave me a stack of old calendars, and so, in the absence of any other paper, I’ll write to you on the backs of all the vanished years.” With her latest novel Remote Sympathy, award-winning bestseller Catherine Chidgey tells an engrossing and unsettling tale of a Nazi Germany labour camp from the perspectives of three wilfully oblivious characters. In conversation with Lynn Freeman.
61 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Decolonisation Activating Allies - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021 - Rebecca Kiddle, Amanda Thomas
Rebecca Kiddle and Amanda Thomas, contributing writers for Imagining Decolonisation, will discuss why decolonisation is beneficial to everyone, and who is, and who should be, doing the mahi.
59 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Rivers, Riptides & Roads - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021 - Dougal Rillstone, Derek Morrison, Bruce Ansley
From sprawling braided riverbeds to exhilarating surf breaks, Aotearoa is both an angler's paradise and a surfer's dream. Dougal Rillstone and Derek Morrison will sit down with fellow explorer Bruce Ansley to talk about their sense of self in remote and wild places.
57 minutes | Jun 3, 2021
Escaping the Humdrum - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021 - HG Parry and Gareth Ward
One of the joys of reading is being transported into the wilds of both your own and someone else’s imagination. HG Parry and Gareth Ward will discuss crafting stories that take us into fantasy worlds far from the mundane, with Bronwyn Wylie-Gibb.
58 minutes | May 26, 2021
Politics of Poetry - David Eggleton, Jessica Thompson Carr, Fiona Farrell - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
For centuries, poetry has played an important role in both recording cultural events and reflecting the mood of the people. David Eggleton, Jessica Thompson Carr, and Fiona Farrell will share perspectives on the politics inherent in poetry. Chaired by Emma Neale, they will examine the way poetry enables debate, and how it can subvert and challenge societal views to effect change.
55 minutes | May 26, 2021
Walking the Heartland - Jillian Sullivan - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
In Map for the Heart: Ida Valley Essays, Jillian Sullivan’s gentle essays about her wanderings and wonderings in the vast Ida Valley are an exploration of the physical place, and how it connects us to our community. She and Liz Breslin will discuss how place and space affect the heart.
50 minutes | May 26, 2021
Ngā Kete Mātauranga - Jacinta Ruru - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
Māori Scholars at the Research Interface. Co-editor of Ngā Kete Mātauranga: Māori Scholars at the Research Interface, Jacinta Ruru describes this beautiful and transformative book as “an opportunity to provide New Zealanders with an insight into how Mātauranga is positively influencing the Western-dominated disciplines of knowledge in the research sector”. In these pages, Māori academics share what being Māori has meant for them in their work. Jacinta, in conversation with the Te Kai a te Rangatira editors, will speak to the process of creating the book and the influence of Mātauranga on the academic sector.
58 minutes | May 26, 2021
Rocketing to Fame - Becky Manawatu - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
Becky Manawatu's debut novel, Auē, garnered critical acclaim and announced her as a compelling new voice in New Zealand fiction, winning the Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction and the Hubert Church Prize for Fiction at the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Kiran Dass described Auē as “a beautifully pitched and nuanced hopeful story about the power of love, friendship and family”. Becky is the Robert Burns Fellow for 2021 and hopes to use the opportunity for both personal and professional growth, as she works on a sequel (of sorts) to Auē. Lynn Freeman will quiz Becky about how her meteoric rise to literary fame has affected her approach to writing and life.
50 minutes | May 26, 2021
Women, Past & Present - Vanda Symon, Steff Green, HG Parry, Angela Wanhalla - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
What Do They Have to Tell Us About the Future? Vanda Symon, Steff Green, HG Parry, and Angela Wanhalla will talk about women who’ve come before and those who are here now, and the footprints they’ve laid for our future. Hosted by Majella Cullinane.
56 minutes | May 20, 2021
The Books that Made Me - Rose Carlyle, Nalini Singh, Kyle Mewburn - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
Rose Carlyle, Nalini Singh, and Kyle Mewburn will read an excerpt from a significant childhood story and talk about the shaping effect it has had on their adulthood. Hosted by Bridget Schaumann.
55 minutes | May 20, 2021
Things OK with You? - Vincent O’Sullivan - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
Lynn Freeman sits down with Vincent O’Sullivan to talk about his recent work, including his new collection of poems Things OK with you? and of course the biographical portrait, Ralph Hotere: The Dark is Light Enough.
54 minutes | May 20, 2021
Navigating the Stars Māori Creation Myths - Witi Ihimaera - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
“Step through the gateway now to stories that are as relevant today as they ever were,” invites master storyteller Witi Ihimaera. He will talk with Jacinta Ruru about his latest book, Navigating the Stars: Māori Creation Myths, in which he traces the history of Māori people through their creation myths, bringing them to the twenty-first century.
58 minutes | May 20, 2021
Crossing Genres - Nalini Singh - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2021
From paranormal romance to crime thrillers, The New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh will talk to Kirby-Jane Hallum about how and why she has crossed genres, and her three most recent releases: Alpha Night, Archangel’s Sun, and Quiet in Her Bones.
58 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
Woman in the Wilderness: Miriam Lancewood - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019
Billed as ‘the female Bear Grylls’, Dutch-born Miriam Lancewood quit modern comforts and the teaching profession eight years ago to embrace an off-grid, primitive life in the New Zealand wilds. She’s written about her experiences in Woman in the Wilderness. What began as a year-long experiment, alongside her Kiwi husband Peter, has turned into a fulfilling nomadic lifestyle: “It seems that the trees pull the burdens off your shoulders.” Jinty MacTavish will find out what it was like for Lancewood to swap vegetarianism for hunting, shampoo for dandruff-busting urine, and digital distractions for Nature’s peace. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
62 minutes | Jun 3, 2019
Morris Gleitzman: Australian Children's Laureate - Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival 2019
Australian Children’s Laureate Morris Gleitzman says: “Young people need stories more than ever. Stories to delight, stories to beguile, stories to inspire, stories to move deeply.” He believes stories help our young people to develop empathy, insight and resilience: “I like to think of them as a bit like vitamins.” He’s been producing those vitamins for over 30 years now and has written over 40 books (for 8–12 year olds). Don’t miss this chance to hear one of the world’s most articulate and heart-huge children’s authors in conversation with Barbara Larson. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin www.oar.org.nz
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