Our 2019 Authors
We were privileged to have 16 acclaimed authors join us for our 2019 festival....
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 talked with Jane Vial and Steve Austin about New Zealand's pioneer studio potter.
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, 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
An award-winning writer of fiction for all ages, Kate spoke with several fellow authors at this year's festival.
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 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
A clinical psychologist, Molly talked to Naomi Arnold about anxiety and the book she has edited on the topic.
Naomi Arnold is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes regularly for New Zealand Geographic, Wilderness, Fairfax, and The Spinoff.
Nikki Macdonald is a multi award-winning senior feature writer at The Dominion Post. She interviewed a number of authors this year.
Marlborough-based, Rae spoke with Kate De Goldi about middle readers.
A Marlborough historian and lifetime court lawyer, Ron has published a number of important books himself and spoke with Vincent O'Malley.
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