Interview with Phillip Wilson

Date
15 Jul 2000
By
Wilson, Phillip John, 1922-2001
Ref
OHInt-0698/02
Description

Phillip Wilson discusses his membership of PEN and the issues of publishers contracts, royalty arrangements, getting writers recognised and the setting up of the Authors Fund. Refers to Ian Cross. Backgrounds getting job with Listener, referring to his short stories published in magazine `Book Nine'. Describes Oliver Duff, editor of Listener and compares with Monty Holcroft. Mentions the Literary Fund. On leaving the Listener to write full time, recalls working in Forest Service (Kaiangaroa forest) during summer months as a firewatcher, as a means of income. Mentions visit to New Zealand of Gerald Durrell, also visit of John Silken. Talks about friendship with Frank Sargeson and Janet Frame. Discusses the change of name of PEN to Society of Authors. Describes Pat Lawlor.

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Interviewer(s) - Michael King

Arrangement: Tape numbers - OHC-012342

Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s) (side one). 1 transcript(s). 30 Minutes Duration.

Finding Aids: Abstract Available - transcript(s) available OHA-4168.

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PEN oral history project
Format
1 C60 cassette(s) (side one), 1 transcript(s), 30 Minutes Duration, Oral histories
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Date: 15 Jul 2000 From: PEN oral history project Ref: OHC-012342 Description: Interviewer(s) - Michael King Arrangement: Tape sequence - tape 1 of 1 Quantity: 1 C60 cassette(s) (side one). 30 Minutes Duration. Finding Aids: Abstract...
Date: 15 Jul 2000 From: PEN oral history project Ref: OHA-4168 Description: Interviewer(s) - Michael King Quantity: 1 transcript(s). 30 Minutes Duration.