24 October 2009
The proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) should be of interest (and possibly concern) to most publishers and readers. Information technology consultant Mark Harris, a member of the Creative Freedom Foundation and nzlemming on Twitter, will talk about this liegislation.
Isaac Mao, the "godfather of Chinese bloggers", is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the Asia New Zealand Foundatio. He'll be speaking about online publishing, freedoms, learning and social technology.
Jen Hay, Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, will talk about New Zealand language usage of L and T, and associated vowel sounds.
Kim talked to Australian novelist Peter Temple during last year's Auckland Writers & Readers Festival, about his 2005 novel The Broken Shore (Text), which also won a host of awards including the UK Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger, the biggest crime writing prize in the world. Peter joins the programme again to talk about Truth (Text), the sequel to The Broken Shore.
And Kate De Goldi, will discuss three new children's books:
Yummy: My Favourite Nursery Stories, by Lucy Cousins (Walker) ;
Reflections of a Solitary Hamster, by Astrid Desbordes and Pauline Martin (Gecko);
Friends: Snake and Lizard, by Joy Cowley and Gavin Bishop (Gecko).
For the full Saturday programme lineup and schedule, visit www.radionz.co.nz/saturday after midday on Fridays.