Friday, October 24, 2008

Arts on Sunday for 26 October 2008 12:40pm

Join the Radio New Zealand National Arts on Sunday team this Sunday for the following book-related topics.

1:50 Ronald Hugh Morrison
Lucy Orbell looks back at the work of, and a festival in his honour today in Hawera.

2:30 Writer’s Block:
David McGill (pic left) has more than 20 books to his credit, his latest is a novel set on the West Coast in the 1860s ,The Mock Funeral, based on real events.

And we meet two of the graduating fiction writers from Auckland University who appear in the short story collection, Spectrum 5.

1 comment:

David said...

I was very impressed with the review page of the Greymouth Star October 23, and not solely because it lead-reviewed my novel The Mock Funeral that you noted was featured on Arts on Sunday last. It offers simple, clear reviews and pitches to local interest where relevant. Alas, consolidation in the bigger papers I suspect will mean the end of the local connections. For instance, we now get our books page in Wellington from Christchurch, serving the Press, DomPost and Waikato Times. This seems to me almost inevitably to cut out the kind of local relevance so prominent in the Greymouth Star book page. I hope but fear in vain that this excellent page picks up the reviewing page award next time round.