Our 2019 Authors

We were privileged to have 16 acclaimed authors join us for our 2019 festival....

Anne Kennedy - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Anne Kennedy

Chessie Henry - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Chessie Henry

Eleanor Ozich - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Eleanor Ozich

Emily Writes - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Emily Writes

Graheme Sydney - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Grahame Sydney

Jane Vial & Steve Austin - authors at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Jane Vial & Steve Austin

Kate De Goldi - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Kate De Goldi

Kate Duignan - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Kate Duignan

Laurence Fearnley - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Laurence Fearnley

Naomi Arnold - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Naomi Arnold

Owen Marshall - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Owen Marshall

Pip Adam - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Pip Adam

Shayne Carter - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Shayne Carter

Vincent O'Malley - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Vincent O'Malley

Whiti Hereaka - author at 2019 Marlborough Book Festival

Whiti Hereaka


Our 2019 Interviewers

This year we had 11 interviewers talk with our group of authors - a number of regulars were joined by several new hands...

Cathie Bell

Cathie Bell

Cathie talked with Jane Vial and Steve Austin about New Zealand's pioneer studio potter.

Charlotte Patterson

Charlotte Patterson

With a love of reading along with wellness and food, Charlotte spoke to Eleanor Ozich about simplicity and homemade cooking.

Jane Forrest Waghorn

Jane Forrest Waghorn

Jane Forrest Waghorn, once a librarian and still a passionate reader, is a regular interviewer at the festival. This year she spoke with a range of authors.  

 

Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi

An award-winning writer of fiction for all ages, Kate spoke with several fellow authors at this year's festival.

Laurie Murdoch

Laurie Murdoch

Blenheim-based lawyer, Laurie talked with Chessie Henry and with friend Kate Duignan - whose recent novel features a lawyer as the main character. 

Mike White

Mike White

Mike White has won more than 20 Qantas and Canon media awards, and has been New Zealand Feature Writer of the Year three times. A regular at our festivals, he interviewed several authors in 2019.

Molly Murphy Wittig

Molly Murphy Wittig

A clinical psychologist, Molly talked to Naomi Arnold about anxiety and the book she has edited on the topic.

Naomi Arnold

Naomi Arnold

Naomi Arnold is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes regularly for New Zealand Geographic, Wilderness, Fairfax, and The Spinoff.

Nikki Macdonald

Nikki Macdonald

Nikki Macdonald is a multi award-winning senior feature writer at The Dominion Post. She interviewed a number of authors this year. 

Rae Heta

Rae Heta

Marlborough-based, Rae spoke with Kate De Goldi about middle readers.

Ron Crosby

Ron Crosby

A Marlborough historian and lifetime court lawyer, Ron has published a number of important books himself and spoke with Vincent O'Malley.


Our 2018 Authors

In 2018 we had an amazing array of authors and journalists - check them out here: Our 2018 Authors and relive the sessions with our 2018 podcasts.


Our 2017 Authors

In 2017 we had an amazing array of authors and journalists - check them out here: Our 2017 Authors and relive the sessions with our 2017 podcasts.