• NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S4 E3: Philip Temple

    Philip Temple is an award-winning author of ten novels and more than thirty non-fiction books for both adults and children. He has held many of our top residencies, was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Literature, and been the recipient of a Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement. He has also been a campaigner on behalf of writers in Aotearoa for many years. In this episode, Philip talks with Deborah Shepard about his life and work over half a century as a writer in Aotearoa.

  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S4 E2: Kyle Mewburn, Part 2

    This episode is part 2 of Naomi Arnold’s 2020 oral history interview with Kyle Mewburn. Naomi and Kyle talk about the issues authors face, both on and off the page, and Kyle’s time as NZSA president. An open look at the life of a NZ writer and author advocate.

  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S4 E1: Kyle Mewburn, Part 1

    Kyle Mewburn is one of New Zealand’s most prolific and eclectic writers. Kyle became a full-time writer in 1997 and was President of NZSA for four years, she is dedicated to the welfare of writers across Aotearoa. Kyle talked with Naomi Arnold in 2020, and begins Season 4 of the NZSA Oral History Podcast.

  • NZSA Live! Paula Morris, 2020 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture

    This podcast was recorded at the 2020 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture, given by the NZSA President of Honour 2020-2021, Paula Morris. 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. Paula Morris holds senior roles across the book industry and is generous in her mentoring and support for writers. She champions diverse voices and has many mentoring roles across groups of emerging and developing writers.

  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S3 E7: Owen Marshall

    Owen Marshall is a celebrated New Zealand writer. Often referred to as one of this country’s best short-story writers, Owen is also a novelist and poet. He has been awarded many of the top literary fellowships and honours available to New Zealand writers and was the New Zealand Society of Authors President of Honour in 2007-2008. Owen spoke with Deborah Shepard in 2015 in our last episode of Season 3.

  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S3 E6: Chris Else Part 2

    In our last episode, author Chris Else talked to Deborah Shepard about his many years of active service for the New Zealand Society of Authors. During those years Chris was also writing and working as a literary agent. His writing life is the focus of this episode.

  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S3 E5: Chris Else Part 1

    Chris Else is a New Zealand author and literary agent. Along with his own writing, and promoting the writing of others, Chris has dedicated much of his life to advocacy work on behalf of New Zealand authors. In the first of two podcasts with Chris, he talks to Deborah Shepard about his long involvement with NZSA.

  • NZSA Live! Getting Hot and Bothered

    New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) brings you this special edition of NZSA Live! featuring content from the 2018 National Writers Forum. This episode features a discussion on writing sex and romance with Catherine Robertson, Lani Wendt Young and Steff Green.
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  • NZSA Live! Making it in the International Market

    New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) brings you this special edition of NZSA Live! featuring content from the 2018 National Writers Forum. This episode features a discussion on making it in the international market with Paula Morris, David Ling and Tracy Farr.
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  • NZSA Oral History Podcast Series: S3 E4: Joy Cowley

    Dame Joy Cowley is one of New Zealand’s most loved and recognised authors, having published over six hundred titles for children and adults. In her own quiet way Joy has been a longtime NZSA member, and a supporter of authors in Aotearoa. This discussion with Deborah Shepard is a must for anyone interested in children’s writing and reading.

  • NZSA Live! a Discussion on Writing Series

    New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) brings you this special edition of NZSA Live! featuring content from the 2018 National Writers Forum. This episode features a discussion on writing books in a series with Mandy Hager, Kyle Mewburn, Vanda Symon and Anna Mackenzie.
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  • NZSA Live! Books in a Digital Age, a Discussion

    New Zealand Society of Authors Te Puni Kaituhi O Aotearoa (PEN NZ Inc) brings you this special edition of NZSA Live! featuring content from the 2018 National Writers Forum. This episode features a discussion on books, reading and writing in a digital age with Rhonda Kite, Edwin McRae and Pip Adams.
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