Thursday, September 22, 2011

True Stories Told Live coming to Wellington, 6 October

How's this for a line up:

Elizabeth Knox - winner of Deutz Medal for Fiction at Montana Book Awards, American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults (twice), Arts Foundation Laureate and ONZM

Kate De Goldi - winner of the 2011 Corine International Book Prize Young Readers Award and a Montana Book award in 2009, and another Arts Foundation Laureate

Neil Cross - lead scriptwriter for BBC TV show'Spook' and the creator of 'Luther', as well as the writer of several best-selling crime novels and a memoir

Duncan Sarkies - winner of a number of playwriting awards, co-writer of the film 'Scarfies' and author of 'Two Little Boys' which is being (has been?) made into a movie (also wrote episodes for Flight of the Conchords)

Jenny Pattrick - author of two of New Zealand's best selling novels of all time

Chris Bourke - winner of everything he could (best book, best non-fiction, reader's choice) at this year's NZ Post Book Awards.

And if that embarrassment of riches isn't enough, it seems the NZ Book Council have managed to wrangle one more big name for their 'True Stories Told Live' event in Wellington on 6 October... a certain Craig Cliff.

Okay, so maybe I'm not as decorated or famous as the others...

Okay, not nearly as decorated or famous, which is partly why I'm so chuffed to be taking part.

The only problem is the 10 minutes I have to fill 'unscripted'... and telling the truth!

I have my annual mole check up that morning, so hopefully it's good news or else it'll be an uncomfortable ten minutes for everyone.

The details:

Where: St Andrew’s on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington.
When: OCTOBER 6, 6.00pm.
Tickets: $20.00 or $15.00 for NZBC members, on the door or online at

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