Interviews

Paddy Richardson is the author of five previous novels, The Company of a Daughter, A Year to Learn a Woman, Hunting Blind, Traces of Red, Cross Fingers, and Swimming in the Dark.  Her writing has appeared in journals, anthologies, and on radio, and she has been the recipient of the University of Otago Burns Fellowship… Read More

Karen McMillan is the author of 11 published books, a mixture of fiction and non-fiction. Her novels have been bestsellers and include the historical novels The Paris of the East, and The Paris of the West. Her non-fiction books include Unbreakable Spirit: Facing the Challenge of Cancer in New Zealand, From the Blitz to the… Read More

Pat Chapman published The Best Dad in the World in 2016, a number 1 bestseller, and ‘Tis the Month Before Christmas: the True Story of Santa in 2015. She is the author of several non-fiction books, including the best-selling Dunmore Book of New Zealand Records, and Strange Facts and True About New Zealand, as well as… Read More

Tina Clough divides her time between writing crime novels, and translating and editing medical research papers. Tina was born in Sweden and lives outside Napier, where she grows organic vegetables, looks after her free-range hens and makes jam. Reading, photography and kayaking rate high on the list of interests. Tina is the author of the… Read More

Interview: Kara Isaac

Wellington's own Kara Isaac, contemporary romance author of Close to You and the just released  Can't Help Falling, chats to NZ Booklovers abut Narnia, writing and some of her favourite things. Can’t Help Falling centres around two Narnia fans. What is your relationship with this classic series? I’ve loved the Chronicles of Narnia since I was a… Read More

James Franco chats about his role as Jake Epping on Prime TV's 11.22.63. Q. Did you read the book, or had you already read it? "Yeah, I read it pretty fast. I just loved it so much. And I actually had a friend that knew Stephen King and I emailed him immediately and said, "Could… Read More

Callum Woodhouse chats about his role as Leslie Durrell on Prime TV's The Durrells. Q: You went straight from drama school to this major ITV drama series. How did that happen? “I’m from Stockton-on-Tees and went to LAMDA (London Academy Of Music & Dramatic Art). I found out I had got this job an hour… Read More

Ransom Riggs chats about having his novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children adapted into a movie directed by Tim Burton (and out September 29th 2016). I guess when the name Tim Burton was first mentioned in terms of directing the film of your book that’s got to be a good moment? An enormous moment. I… Read More

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