Monday, August 23, 2010

11 August 2010

Neville Peat is a writer of fiction and non-fiction books that relate to his love of the natural environment. He was the 2007 recipient of the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writer's Fellowship which he used for the research involved in his latest book The Tasman: Biography of an Ocean. We talk about the huge undertaking it is to write a biography of an ocean and all of the facets he had to cover.

Philip Temple published his memoir Chance is a Fine Thing in 2009. I will replay an interview I did with Philip at the time where we talked about the book and some of the stories in the life of this outstanding and respected writer in his long and fruitful career.