Our 2018 Authors

We were privileged to have 12 fantastic authors join us for our 2018 festival...

Alan Carter

Alan Carter

Crime writer Alan Carter immigrated to Australia from England in 1991 and now divides his time between Perth and Marlborough. Read more...

Atholl Anderson

Atholl Anderson

An eminent archaeologist and historian of Ngai Tahu descent, Atholl Anderson was one of three authors behind the multi award-winning Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History. Read more...

Diana Wichtel

Diana Wichtel

Diana Wichtel is an award-winning journalist. Her family memoir Driving to Treblinka is shortlisted for the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Read more...

Glenn Colquhoun

Glenn Colquhoun

Glenn Colquhoun is a doctor, award-winning poet and captivating orator (and sometimes singer). Read more...

Harry Broad

Harry Broad

Award-winning journalist Harry Broad is a wonderful storyteller, whether writing books about remote corners of Marlborough, talking on Radio New Zealand, or entertaining audiences with gathered anecdotes. Read more...

Jenny Pattrick

Jenny Pattrick

Jenny Pattrick is best known as an historical novelist. Her first novel The Denniston Rose, and its sequel Heart of Coal, are best sellers. Read more...

Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi writes fiction for all ages. Her most recent novel, From the cutting room of Barney Kettle, won the Esther Glen Award in 2016. Read more...

Nicola Galloway

Nicola Galloway

Nicola Galloway is a trained chef, wholefood nutrition expert, food writer and cooking workshop tutor and she writes the popular food blog Homegrown Kitchen. Read more...

Selina Tusitala Marsh

Selina Tusitala Marsh

Selina Tusitala Marsh, the current New Zealand Poet Laureate, is of Samoan, Tuvaluan, Scottish and French descent. Read more...

Tina Makereti

Tina Makereti

Tina Makereti writes novels, essays and short stories. Her remarkable first novel, Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings, won a 2014 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Award. Read more...

Tom Scott

Tom Scott

Tom Scott is an award-winning political columnist, editorial cartoonist, filmmaker, scriptwriter and playwright. Read more...

Vincent O'Sullivan

Vincent O'Sullivan

One of New Zealand's finest writers, Vincent O'Sullivan comes to the festival in the wake of releasing his latest novel, All This By Chance. Read more...


Our Interviewers

This year we had seven interviewers set to talk with our group of authors - a number of regulars are joined by several new hands...

Charlotte Patterson

Charlotte Patterson

With a love of reading along with wellness and food, Charlotte spoke to Nicola Galloway about simple, nutritional 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 talked with a range of authors.  

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 2018. 

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 Glenn Colquhoun about medicine, magic and poetry at Cloudy Bay winery.

Ron Crosby

Ron Crosby

A Marlborough historian and lifetime court lawyer, Ron has published a number of important books himself and spoke with Atholl Anderson.

Tessa Nicholson

Tessa Nicholson

With a background in journalism and editing, Tessa Nicholson is an avid reader in her leisure time and a regular interviewer at our festivals. This year she got in depth with a number of authors. 

 

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.