Friday, July 03, 2009

Saturday Morning on Radio NZ National with Linda Clark: 4 July 2009
Kim Hill is on leave.

8:15 Frances Kennedy: Silvio Berlusconi
8:30 Armando Iannucci: spin doctoring
9:05 Scott Horton: torture
9:30 Jennifer Sturm: Anna Kavan in New Zealand 10:10 Playing Favourites with Gary Henderson: children's play
11:15 Janene Tomelty: the joy of Botox
11:40 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: Peter Pan

9:30 Jennifer Sturm
Auckland writer and researcher Dr Jennifer Sturm is the editor of Anna Kavan's New Zealand: a Pacific Interlude in a Turbulent Life (Vintage, ISBN: 9781869791339). This collection of unpublished stories and examination of previously unseen letters written during a two-year stay in New Zealand during the 1940s offers an insight into the turbulent life of the experimental writer and artist, who struggled with bouts of depression, insecurity and heroin addiction, and had many unconventional love affairs. Jennifer Sturm will talk about Anna Kavan at a free public lecture at Takapuna Library in Auckland from 6:00 to 7:30pm on Wednesday 8 July.

11:40 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi will discuss the children's classic novel Peter Pan and Wendy by J. M. Barrie, and Peter Pan in Scarlet, by Geraldine McCaughrean (Oxford University Press, ISBN: 0-19-272620-X). McCaughrean, the "best children's writer alive" according to Kate, was selected in 2005 by Great Ormond Street Hospital to write this sequel.

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