Talking Books - NZ Book Council
By New Zealand Book Council
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The monthly podcast from the New Zealand Book Council, in which New Zealand’s top writers, journalists, academics and newsmakers dissect latest releases and enduring classics. With a focus on New Zealand writing and writers, the podcast is an important addition to the national arts discussion.
||CleanTalking Books: Romance fiction||How hard can it be to write a best-selling romance novel? Quite hard, it turns out. This edition of Talking Books is hosted by best-selling author Catherine Robertson, and features romance writers Frances Housden, Bronwen Evans, and Jackie Ashenden.||14 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Books: To publish, or not to publish?||Should Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee and The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz have been published? Distinguished writer Paula Morris is joined by acclaimed fiction writer and critic, Charlotte Grimshaw, and Mark Broatch, Books &||18 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Books: Crime writer Michael Robotham||Chief Executive Catriona Ferguson recently interviewed internationally bestselling crime author Michael Robotham during his tour of New Zealand. They discussed why he chose to write crime novels (it was accidental!), how he comes up with his stories (t||15 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Books: 2015 Ngaio Marsh shortlist||Discussing the 2015 Ngaio Marsh crime novel awards shortlist What makes a great crime novel? How do our local crime writing authors compare to those hitting the bestseller lists overseas? And why don’t crime novels ever win literary awards? Stephen S||3 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Books: The trouble with second novels||Is a second novel a troublesome undertaking? NZBC Chief Executive Catriona Ferguson discusses this question with poet, dramatist and short story writer Courtney Sina Meredith, novelist Robert Glancy, writer and 2015 Booker longlistee Anna Smaill, and||12 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Books: Mark Broatch on reviewing in NZ||Our Chief Executive Catriona Ferguson recently interviewed New Zealand Listener Books & Culture Editor Mark Broatch for our upcoming podcast on second novels. During the interview they had a great conversation about book reviewing in New Zealand, and||6 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Books: 2015 Booker Longlistee Anna Smaill||There’s been great excitement about the news that NZ author Anna Smaill has been long listed for the Man Booker prize with her debut novel The Chimes. Our Chief Executive Catriona Ferguson talks with Anna about the pressure on writers when it comes||1 8 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Books: Great Kiwi Classic 2015 – Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame||Paula Morris, Selina Tusitala Marsh and Iain Sharp discuss the 2015 Great Kiwi Classic, Owls Do Cry, by Janet Frame The post Talking Books: Great Kiwi Classic 2015 – Owls Do Cry by Janet Frame appeared first on Booknotes Unbound.||11 5 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Books: The Chimes vs Five Minutes Alone||Listen to Talking Books, a podcast series by the New Zealand Book Council that dissects new and classic New Zealand books The post Talking Books: The Chimes vs Five Minutes Alone appeared first on Booknotes Unbound.||29 4 2015||Free||View in iTunes|