Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Standing Room Only - Arts stories
Standing Room Only for 03/12/2017
Standing Room Only is literally radio
with pictures... and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance,
entertainment and music – all the things, in other words, that make
life worth living.
Sandys offers us an view of a writer's life in her ninth novel,
Obsession. The title refers to both several intense relationships in
the book, and also the obsession that goes into writing for a living. Mar 12, 2017 02:40
It's not often
a play carries an R16 classification - but that's the case for a new
show based on the experiences of people from violent relationships.
Stories to Heal Violence is a verbatim performance, taken word for word
from programmes for men and women seeking help after hurting others. Mar 12, 2017 01:35
It'll come as
no surprise to New Zealand authors that it's not easy making a living.
But it's also getting harder. Very few can make writing a fulltime
career, it's harder than ever to find publishers, and one in five
writers have had their copyright infringed. Mar 12, 2017 12:41
The devastating influenza epidemic of
1918 killed more than 8,600 New Zealanders, including many soldiers
who'd survived the First World War. The graves of hundreds of influenza
victims are scattered throughout the country's second-largest cemetary
at Karori in Wellington -most of them forgotten and overgrown. Mar 12, 2017 12:16