Quick Questions with Nicky Pellegrino – WORD Christchurch

We are asking quick questions of writers and thinkers coming to the WORD Christchurch Festival 2018 (Wednesday 29 August to Sunday 2 September). Nicky Pellegrino is the author of 10 best-selling novels. She juggles writing fiction with a career as a journalist, regularly contributing to magazines including the Listener and the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. What…
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Lumber on an epic scale

I discovered at the weekend with a rapidly beating heart, that one of my all time favourite writers, Annie Proulx, has released a new novel. Thirteen years since her last novel, Barkskins is, by all accounts, a rip snorter. According to what I can glean from good old Mr Google, it is 736 pages long, spanning 3 centuries, and tells…
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Early New Zealand Women Writers. Some of their work described as racy and corrupting!

Check out some of our pioneer women writers. Some wrote very controversial books; many were published overseas and became hugely popular. The Butcher Shop by Jean Devanny Set on a King Country Station, Jean Devanny’s The Butcher Shop is about adultery and murder. It was described as disgusting, polemic and ahead of its time. It…
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