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.
Date: 16 December 2021
Summer Encore Series: Mary-anne Scott introduces Joy Cowley
Introducing the NZSA Summer Encore Series, where we’ve asked well known NZSA authors to introduce you to some of their favourite episodes from the NZSA podcast so far.
This week, Mary-anne Scott, author of the newly released ‘The Tomo’, along with ‘Spearo’, ‘Sticking with Pigs’, and several other books for young people, introduces you to her favourite episode: Joy Cowley from Season 3 of the NZSA Oral History Podcast.
Learn more about Mary-anne at: maryannescott.com/
More about Joy Cowley at: www.joycowley.com/
Date: 2 December 2021
NZSA Oral History Podcast, S4 E7: Margaret Mahy
Margaret Mahy is New Zealand’s most celebrated children’s writer. She wrote over 100 books, published in 15 different languages, and continues to be read around the world. In May 2000, Alison Gray interviewed Margaret for the New Zealand Society of Authors Oral History Project.
Date: 6 July 2021
NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S4 E6: Brian Turner
As a poet, essayist, biographer and editor, Brian Turner has become one of New Zealand’s most significant writers on landscape, the environment and sport. In this episode, Brian and Naomi Arnold have a wide-ranging discussion about Brian’s writing, environmental activism, sports connections and work in publishing.
Date: 16 June 2021
NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S4 E5: Barbara Else, Part 2
Season 4 of the NZSA Oral History podcast continues with a second episode with Barbara Else, from her 2020 oral history interview with Naomi Arnold. In this episode you can hear Barbara and Naomi discuss NZSA, copyright, author incomes, and much more about not just writing books, but also the business of books.
Date: 18 May 2021
NZSA Oral History Podcast Series, S4 E4: Barbara Else, Part 1
Dunedin-based Barbara Else is a successful New Zealand author who has also run one of Aotearoa’s oldest literary agencies, TFS. She has held fellowships and scholarships throughout her career, was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and was awarded the Margaret Mahy Medal, both in recognition of her services to literature. In part 1 of her interview, Barbara talks with Naomi Arnold about finding her gift for humour during the writing of her first plays, developing as a writer, the success of her first novel ‘The Warrior Queen’ and the opportunities which followed.