This was the name of the session I attended this morning but alas, these Kiwis did not fly.
In spite of the best efforts of Chair Denis Welch who did an excellent job, loved his description of the three panellists latest titles as being "of different climes and different times", this session showed that when you put a theoretical or philosophical subject under scrutiny then authors are not necessarily the best people to involve.
Not surprisingly authors are at their best when talking about, and reading from their own work. I believe too that this is what the Festival punters want to see and hear.
Instead we had a philosophical debate/discussion on the moot that New Zealand writers should set their novels right here, at home in Aotearoa. Not surprisingly it didn't really get off the ground.
Fortunately Rachael King and Paula Morris brought some marvellous humour and commonsense to the discussion which was a welcome balance to Stevan Eldred-Grigg's somewhat pompous and parochial views.