Thursday, April 28, 2016


The Ngaio Marsh Award, in association with the New Zealand Book Council, Hutt City Libraries, and Writer’s Plot Readers Read, invites booklovers to a thrilling event celebrating two talented Wellington writers.
As crime writing has evolved from puzzle-like mysteries to novels delving deeply into people and places, it has continued to be the world’s most popular form of storytelling. But what makes the genre so fascinating?
2016 Ngaio Marsh Awards entrants Cat Connor and Trish McCormack will discuss how they explore real-life issues through fictional tales, crafting page-turning stories, and what they enjoy about mystery and thriller writing. Steph Soper of the New Zealand Book Council will umpire.
WHEN:  Thursday, 5 May 2016
WHERE:  War Memorial Library, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
WHEN:  6.30pm panel discussion
Entry:  Free
RSVP:  Hutt City Libraries, (04) 570 6633
Cat Connor’s ‘byte’ books starring FBI Special Agent Ellie Conway have been described as “fast-paced techno-thrillers with black humour, likable protagonists with real depth, and full of twists and turns”.
Trish McCormack’s books centred on glacier guide Phillipa Barnes are set in our rugged national parks, and have been praised as “intriguing mysteries packed with complex relationships and stunning landscapes”.

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