• Summer Encore: Gigi Fenster introduces Lynn Jenner

    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/

  • 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/

  • 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/

  • 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/

  • 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.

  • 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/

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.