Friday, August 29, 2014

Saturday Morning with Kim Hill: 30 August 2014 on Radio New Zealand National

8:15 John Lanchester: speaking money
9:05 Stephen Nortcliff: soil and sanitation
9:45 Art with Mary Kisler: a restored Langot
10:05 Playing Favourites with Claire Murdoch
11:05 Michael Schmidt: the novel
11:45 Amie Lightbourne: flying discs

This Saturday's team:
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Brad Warrington
Auckland engineer: Alex Baron
Research by Anne Buchanan, Infofind

8:15 John Lanchester
British journalist and author John Lanchester is the author of award-winning novels, including The Debt to Pleasure, Mr Phillips, Fragrant Harbour, and Capital (which he spoke about on Saturday Morning in July 2012). He wrote about the financial crisis in the 2010 book, Whoops! Why Everyone Owes Everyone and No One Can Pay, and his new book is How to Speak Money: What the Money People Say - and What They Really Mean (Faber & Faber, ISBN: 978-0-571-30982-5).

9:05 Stephen Nortcliff
Stephen Nortcliff is Emeritus Professor of Soil Science at Reading University, UK, was Secretary General of the International Union of Soil Sciences from 2002 to 2010, and was instrumental in making 2015 the UN International Year of Soils. Since retirement, Professor Nortcliff has been working with the charity Wherever the Need, which aims to provide sanitation for households and schools in parts of India and Africa using compost toilets. He is one of the guest speakers at Future Food for the Planet (AUT, 30 August at 12:00), an event at World Science Week New Zealand, in Auckland (25 August to 3 September).

9:45 Art with Mary Kisler
Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She will discuss François Langot's engraving The Mocking of Christ, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, restored by conservators Ute Larsen and Camilla Baskcomb, and currently on show at the gallery. Images of the engraving, and comparative works by Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck, and Schelte Adams Bolswert, can be seen on our website page.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Claire Murdoch
Claire Murdoch is Publisher and Multimedia Manager at Te Papa. The latest additions to the Te Papa Press catalogue are Berry Boys: Portraits of First World War Soldiers and Families, by Michael Fitzgerald and Claire Regnault (Te Papa Press, ISBN: 978-0-9941041-2-0), and Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War, by Kate Hunter and Kirstie Ross (Te Papa Press, ISBN: 978-0-9876688-5-1), both part of the museum's four-year Conflict and Identity programme. Last year's biography by Jill Trevelyan, Peter McLeavey: The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer, won the non-fiction category and best overall book this week at the 2014 New Zealand Post Book Awards, and last month won Best Illustrated Book at the 2014 PANZ Book Design Awards.

11:05 Michael Schmidt
Poet, novelist, translator and anthologist Michael Schmidt is founder and publisher of two of the UK's most illustrious and globally-minded poetry outlets, the Carcanet Press and the PN Review, and has for many years been Professor of Poetry at Glasgow University. His new book, The Novel: A Biography (Belknap Press, ISBN: 978-0-67472473-0) looks at how the novel made the modern world. Michael Schmidt is in New Zealand as a guest of the NZ Centre for Literary Translation, in association with International Institute of Modern Letters, and will be speaking at events on 1 September (Writers on Mondays at Te Papa, 12.15pm, and VUW Hugh McKenzie Lecture Theatre 5.30pm), and 10 September (VUW School of Languages and Cultures, 5pm).

11:45 Amie Lightbourne
Amie Lightbourne is Awards Manager at Booksellers NZ, a keen runner, and a member of the Wellington women's Ultimate frisbee team Artemis, which competed alongside four other men's and mixed New Zealand teams at the World Club Championships in Italy earlier this month.

On Saturday 30 August 2014 during Great Encounters between 6:06pm and 7:00pm on Radio New Zealand National, you can hear a repeat broadcast of Kim Hill's interview from 23 August with Helen Garner.

Next Saturday, 6 September, Kim Hill's guests will include Robby Robilliard and Alan Cooper.

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