Like many authors today Chandra has his own website.
I hadn't planned on attending this but Annie persuaded me to do so after we heard much about Carolyn Burke's Dachau slideshow the day before.
The session, most ably chaired by Harry Ricketts, featured biographers Carolyn Burke and Patrick Marnham reading from their books and talking about their subjects, Lee Miller and Mary Wesley. Both authors knew their subjects, which gave their comments added interest.
It was a fascinating hour which resulted in further book purchases!
3.THREE NOVICE NOVELISTS
It was my great pleasure to chair this session which featured three first-time NZ novelists - Rachael King (The Sound of Butterflies), Paul Cleave (The Cleaner) and Paul Shannon (Davey Darling) - who spoke about the highs (there were many) and lows (there were few) of being a first-time novelist. They alkso ranged across such matters as choosing titles, the part that plot and character play in their books, reviews, research, and future work.
It seemed from where I was sitting that they were refreshingly honest in their comments and it was a joy to witness their excitement and pleasure in describing the arrival of their advance copies, their first reviews, and seeing their books in the bookshops.
Paul Cleave's second novel, The Killing Hour, has just been published while Rachael King and Paul Shannon are both well into the writing of their second titles.