'The Green of Spring'
The Friends of the Turnbull Library supports the work of the Alexander Turnbull Library, and promotes public interest in the Library’s collections. The Friends of the Turnbull Library
- Date: Tuesday, 23 July, 2019
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Free. You don't have to book. Koha from non-members appreciated.
Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
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We are delighted to welcome Dunedin novelist Paddy Richardson at the start of her Randell Cottage Residency. Paddy is the author of seven novels and two collections of short stories.
Paddy’s recent novel, 'Through the Lonesome Dark' (Upstart Press, 2017), is set in World War I, and she plans to use her Residency in Wellington to continue work on a planned sequel.
'The Green of Spring' tells the story of young mining activist Otto Bader who is arrested as an ‘enemy alien’ and incarcerated on Somes Island along with others of Austrian and German origins.
Paddy will be carrying out research in the Turnbull Library during her Residency. A Friends of the Turnbull Library event in conjunction with the Randell Cottage Writers Trust
About the speaker
Paddy Richardson is the author of seven novels and two collections of short stories.
Two of her books 'Hunting Blind' (Penguin, 2010) and 'Swimming in the Dark' (Upstart Press, 2014) were finalists for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel.
She was the recipient of the:
- 1997 University of Otago Burns Fellowship
- 2007 NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship, and
- 2011 James Wallace Arts Trust Residency Award.
Three of her novels, 'A Year to Learn a Woman', 'Hunting Blind' and 'Traces of Red', have been translated into German.
Richardson lives and writes in Dunedin, where she also teaches courses in creative writing.