Wednesday, April 13, 2011

13 April 2011

Fosterling is the new novel by Dunedin writer and poet Emma Neale. The back cover blurb starts 'A young man is found unconscious in a remote forest. he is over seven-feet tall, his skin is covered in thick hair, which reminds onlookers of an animal's pelt. When he wakes in a city hospital, he is eerily uncommunicative...Speculation begins.

American author Annie Proulx recently visited Dunedin to promote her new book Bird Cloud, a memoir. I had the opportunity to talk with Annie about Bird Cloud, as well as her other writing.

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9 March 2011

Bronwyn Wyllie-Gibb is one of the fantastically knowledgeable staff at The University Book Shop and  regular on the show. We'll chat about the latest books, the finalists and winners in some recent competitions, what's hot and what new books are coming.

Kyle Mewburn is the 2011 Otago University College of Education Children's Writer in Residence. He is the writer of award winning children's books such as Kiss! Kiss! Yuck! Yuck! and Old Huhu. His latest picture book Hill and Hole has been named as a finalist in the NZ Post Children's Book Awards.

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9 February 2011

Emeritus Professor Helen Leach is best known for sorting out the question of who came up with the pavlova first - Kiwis or Aussies? She has recently released From Kai to Kiwi Kitchen, a book about New Zealand culinary traditions. We will chat about New Zealand cuisine, from earliest Polynesian traditions to the modern day.

Vanda Symon has just released Bound, the fourth novel in her Detective Sam Shephard crime series. Tania Roxborogh interviews Vanda about the book, the joys and challenges of writing a series, and where to now?

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