Writing and truth
- Date: Thursday, 8 December, 2016
6.00pm - 7.00pm (venue open from 5.30)
Koha is appreciated
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets
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Stephanie Johnson and Fiona Kidman tackle some tough questions
Fiction, non-fiction, which is the more true, the more real? Join us at the National Library on 8 December, to hear two top names in New Zealand writing, Stephanie Johnson, current Randell Cottage writer in residence and Dame Fiona Kidman, tackle this and other questions on the literary representation of contemporary and historical experience.
Stephanie Johnson is the author of several collections of poetry and of short stories, of plays and adaptations, but is best known for her novels, most recently The Writing Class and its sequel The Writers Festival. Her work ranges over contemporary and historical New Zealand society, and it’s to history and non-fiction that’s she’s turned for her Randell Cottage project, West Island: Five Twentieth Century New Zealanders in Australia.
Fiona Kidman is recently returned from the Frankfurt Book Fair and the German release of her novel The Infinite Air, which examines the life of legendary aviator Jean Batten. Her latest novel, All Day at the Movies, follows the lives of a New Zealand family through sixty years of profound social and political change.
The event is held under the auspices of the Friends of the Randell Cottage, the Randell Cottage Writers Trust and the National Library of New Zealand.