Tuesday, May 11, 2010

12 May 2010

Penelope Todd has recently released her novel Island. It is a story set on a 19th century quarantine island, a story of love and of death. We talk about her new novel, and the journey from being a very successful writer for young adults to writing a literary novel for adults.

Karen Trebilcock is the 2010 Otago University College of Education Children's Writer in residence. Under the pseudonym Ella West she has written the Thieves trilogy for young adults. We'll talk about her books, the residency and her new foray into writing for the stage.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

14 April 2010

Kyle Mewburn is a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards for 2010 with his picture book Old Huhu, illustrated by Rachel Driscoll. We talk about the book, his other publications and the busy life of a children's writer.

Tania Roxborogh is also a finalist in the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards, with her young adult fiction novel Banquo's Son. I replay an interview I had with Tania in September last year, where we talked about Banquo's Son, and the pressure that comes with writing a sequel to Shakespeare's Macbeth.