Monday, November 12, 2007


ROGER HALL, NEW ZEALAND'S MOST SUCCESSFUL PLAYWRIGHT, FORMER PONSONY-ITE, CO-FOUNDER OF THE CABIN FEVER CLUB, AND OCCASIONAL REVIEWER ON THIS BLOG interviewed in The Listener November 17-23.

Actually this is an especially interesting issue of The Listener.
Other stories that appealed included Jane Clifton on Politics, Sarah Barnett on where to live in retirment, Michael Cooper on our best-value wines, Culture Vulture, and a wonderful book section particularly John Clarke's piece on W.H.Auden.
And I related strongly to the opening paragraph of Elspeth Sandy's review of Searching for Schindler most appealing:
Coming to the end of a book by Tom Keneally, whether fiction or non-fiction, is a bit like stepping from a warm bath into the chill air of an unheated bathroom. In that moment before you wrap the towel around you, the urge to step back into the still warm water is overwhelming.
If you do not subscribe to The Listener (and you should) do be sure to buy a copy this week.It's a cracker.

2 comments:

NZBookgirl said...

What is the Cabin Fever Club?

Bookman Beattie said...

Roger Hall, Richard Wolfe and Bookman Beattie "founded" the Cabin Fever Club a few years back after we had all started working from home and found ourselves suffering occasionally from cabin fever.
It is an informal weekly meeting of men who work from home who gather in Ponsonby for coffee and conversation.