NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S5 E4: Graeme Lay
Graeme Lay is the author of more than forty books of fiction and non-fiction, and many many shorter works. He was good friends with most Auckland writers of his generation. Graeme spoke with Kelly Ana Morey in 2021, and they start by talking about the first works of short fiction he had published as a young writer.
This podcast was recorded at the Janet Frame Memorial Lecture, given by the NZSA President of Honour 2022-2023, Witi Ihimaera-Smiler in November 2023. The prestigious position of NZSA President of Honour, is bestowed on a senior writer and long-serving member in recognition of their contribution to writing and writers and the literary arts sector in Aotearoa.
Date: 27 November 2023
NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S5 E3: Marilyn Duckworth
In 2016, Marilyn Duckworth won the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction. The award came more than 50 years after she had won the New Zealand Literary Fund Award for Achievement in 1963. In this episode, Marilyn talks to Deborah Shepard about her career as an author over those 50 years.
Date: 16 November 2023
NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S5 E2: Witi Ihimaera Part 2
Witi Ihimaera has become one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most recognised and decorated writers over his 50+ years as an author. The first episode of this season covered some of those highlights; this episode we again join Witi talking to Deborah Shepard about his life as a writer.
Date: 26 October 2023
NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S5 E1: Witi Ihimaera
The New Zealand Society of Authors Oral History Podcast is back with our fifth season! We start with two episodes featuring Witi Ihimaera. In this first episode we begin with Witi talking to Deborah Shepard about the writing scene he launched into in 1970’s New Zealand. New episodes every 3 weeks.
Date: 5 October 2023
NZSA Introduces ‘The Author’s Tale’
It’s been a while since our last New Zealand Society of Authors Oral History podcast episode, so we thought you’d enjoy being introduced to ‘The Author’s Tale’. This great podcast is presented and produced by NZSA member, Stephanie Frewen, and features casual conversations with prominent and influential New Zealand authors. This featured episode is with Gavin Bishop.
Date: 22 September 2022
NZSA Live! Tessa Duder, 2022 Janet Frame Address
This podcast was recorded at the Janet Frame Memorial Lecture, given by the NZSA President of Honour 2021-2022, Tessa Duder in May 2022. The prestigious position of NZSA President of Honour, is bestowed on a senior writer and long-serving member in recognition of their contribution to writing and writers and the literary arts sector in Aotearoa. Tessa Duder has been a champion of children’s and young adult writing in Aotearoa for 40 years through many literary organisations, including being a past President of NZSA. She has been widely recognized for her writing and advocacy; Tessa is a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, she has won the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement, the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship, The Storylines Margaret Mahy Medal, and numerous awards for her books and writing.
In the last of our New Zealand Society of Authors Summer Encore episodes, novelist Gigi Fenster introduces you to her favourite episode: the workshop ‘Writing Process for Essay and Memoir Writers’ with Lynn Jenner given at the 2018 National Writers Forum.
Learn more about Gigi’s books at: https://gigi-fenster.com/About
More about Lynn Jenner at: https://pinklight.nz/about/
Date: 10 February 2022
Summer Encore: James Russell introduces Philip Temple
This week, James Russell, author of the Dragon Brothers Trilogy and Dragon Defenders series, introduces you to his favourite episode: Philip Temple’s oral history conversation with Deborah Shepard discussing his life and work over half a century as a writer in Aotearoa.
Learn more about James’s books at: https://dragonbrothersbooks.com/
More about Philip Temple at: https://philiptemple.com/
Date: 27 January 2022
Summer Encore: Graci Kim introduces ‘Making it in the international market’
This week, Graci Kim, author of the instant US bestseller, ‘The Last Fallen Star’ (A Gifted Clans Novel 1), introduces you to her favourite episode: the panel discussion ‘Making it in the international market’ from the 2018 National Writers Forum. The panel features Paula Morris, Tracey Farr, and David Ling. This is a NZSA Summer Encore episode.
Learn more about Graci and her book at: www.gracikim.com/
Date: 13 January 2022
Summer Encore: Rosetta Allan introduces Paula Morris Address
This week, Rosetta Allan, author of the recently released ‘Crazy Love’ along with several other novels and poetry collections, introduces you to her favourite episode: Paula Morris’ 2020 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture. This is a NZSA Summer Encore episode.
Learn more about Rosetta and her new book ‘Crazy Love’ at: rosettaallan.com/
More about Paula Morris: www.paula-morris.com/
More about the Janet Frame Lecture: authors.org.nz/janet-frame-lectures/
Date: 30 December 2021
Summer Encore: Whiti Hereaka introduces ‘Getting Hot and Bothered’
Whiti Hereaka, author of the newly released ‘Kurangaituku’ and successful playwright, novelist, screenwriter, introduces you to her favourite episode: the panel discussion ‘Getting Hot and Bothered’ from the 2018 National Writers Forum. This is a NZSA Summer Encore episode.
Learn more about Whiti and her new book Kurangaituku at: huia.co.nz/huia-bookshop/authors/author/54
Please note, this episode is about writing sex scenes and does include adult content.