• Season Two of NZSA Oral History Podcast Series Begins with Alistair Te Ariki Campbell

    In the first episode of Season Two of our NZSA Oral History Podcast Series we hear from Alistair Te Ariki Campbell. Arriving in New Zealand as an orphan from the Cook Islands, Alistair went on to be one of New Zealand’s most important twentieth century writers, reflecting his European and Pacific heritage in his work, […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast – Season 2 Coming Soon

    Listen to a promo for Season Two on our Podcast Page. New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa will soon be releasing our second season of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Series. New Zealand veteran broadcaster, NZSA member and author Karyn Hay hosts Season Two which takes us inside the writing […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series – Final 2018 Episode with C.K. Stead

    Christian Karlson Stead was deeply involved in the New Zealand Society of Authors for many years. So why did he stand up one day, read out a statement and leave for good? In the final episode for 2018 of our NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, Christian Karlson (C.K.) Stead and Michael King talk, challenge each […]

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  • Episode 6 of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Series Now Available

    In the latest episode of our NZSA Oral History Podcast, Dame Christine Cole Catley shares stories of dancing with ‘Jimmy’ (J.K.) Baxter on crushed grass in summer, starting her own publishing house and keeping her PEN (later NZSA) membership active for over half a century. Known for her commitment to writing and publishing in New […]

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  • Episode 5 of the NZSA Oral History Podcast features Kevin Ireland

    In the next episode of our NZSA Oral History Podcast Kevin Ireland recounts murder threats, bitter rivalries and underground bunkers. It sounds like the pages of a thriller but that’s just what happened at NZSA meetings! New Zealand poet and fiction writer Kevin Ireland has been honoured for his services to literature in New Zealand, […]

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  • NZSA Podcast Series – Episode 4 with Bernard Brown now available

    In the New Zealand Society of Authors Oral History Podcast we dive deep into the archives to hear New Zealand authors tell their story of living as a writer in Aotearoa. This week we hear from Bernard Brown, poet, NZSA President of Honour 2017-18 and Taip?r?kau member. As a respected lawyer and law lecturer, Bernard […]

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  • NZSA Podcast series – Dame Fiona Kidman in Episode 3

    Have you listened to NZSA’s Oral History Podcast yet? In Episode 3 Dame Fiona Kidman shares her version of some colourful, successful, caustic and challenging times in NZSA’s history. Watch the short video below to learn more. Dame Fiona Kidman is a New Zealand writer and writing teacher who has been widely published and recognised at […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Episode 2: Gordon McLauchlan OUT NOW

    NZSA Oral History Podcast Episode 2: Gordon McLauchlan Through his writing, radio and television projects Gordon McLauchlan is known for his wit, cultural criticism and works of New Zealand history. He also played a critical role in securing authors rights, advocating as president of the NZSA for kiwi writers during the economic reforms of the […]

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  • Podcast reveals drama of writing lives – NZSA Oral History Podcast launch

    ENTERTAINMENT  The New Zealand Herald 29 Sep, 2018 5:00am “Muldoon generally seemed like the enemy, which, of course, he was!” – Lauris Edmond. By: Dionne Christian They sound like stories from the pages of an espionage thriller: Governments threatening freedom of speech, meetings in exotic European cities with exiled authors, battles with institutions who determined livelihoods […]

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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series Launching at National Writers Forum

    Spanning thirty years, involving four interviewers and including over twenty writers, the New Zealand Society of Authors is opening its audio history. Hear authors tell their story of fighting institutions, government and sometimes each other to advocate for writers rights. Hosted by Karyn Hay, the series will include interviews from the late 1990’s with writers […]

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