“Some people say look in your heart and write, my method is quite different, I look out and write!”
Ruth Dallas was a poet and children’s author. She worked side-by-side with the famous New Zealand editor, Charles Brasch at Landfall and had a long time friendship with Janet Frame. So why, when she began writing, did she do so in solitude and secret?
New Zealand broadcaster, NZSA member and author Karyn Hay hosts the NZSA Oral History Podcast Series and takes us into a 2000 interview between Michael King and Ruth where, among other things, we uncover the history of Janet Frame’s famous desk!
Ruth died in 2008 and Michael King in 2004 so this interview between the two remains a treasured part of our national cultural heritage collection.
You can listen to all Season Two episodes of the NZSA Oral History Podcast Series as they are released on our website, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also use these links to listen to Season One episodes featuring Lauris Edmonds, Gordon McLauchlan, Dame Fiona Kidman, C.K. Stead, Kevin Ireland, Bernard Brown and Dame Christine Cole Catley.
Want to know more about the NZSA Oral History Podcast Series? Read the NZ Herald article about the series on our website.