An evening with Stephen Daisley, Wellington

I’m thrilled to share the stage at National Library in Wellington next week with writers Stephen Daisley and Catherine Robertson, in an event organised by Randell Cottage, where Stephen is drawing to the end of a six month residency.

It’ll be the second time I’ve shared the stage with Stephen lately. I chaired an ‘in conversation’ event with Stephen last month for New Zealand Society of Authors Wellington Branch. It was a delight to chat with a writer whose work I admire so much (his novel Coming Rain was one of my top reads of last year), particularly a writer who, like me, has one foot in Western Australia and the other in New Zealand.

An Evening with Stephen Daisley

Join us for an evening of conversation with Randell Cottage writer in residence Stephen Daisley, and Wellington writers Catherine Robertson and Tracy Farr.

In 2016, Perth-based writer Stephen Daisley hit New Zealand headlines when his second novel, Coming Rain, took out the inaugural Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the New Zealand Book Awards. Daisley’s work has won or been short- and long-listed for major Australian literary awards, including the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction for his first novel, Traitor.

Daisley has spent the past few months living and working in Wellington, as the 2017 CNZ Randell Cottage Writing Fellow.

Join us for an evening of conversation and readings.

When: Tuesday 28 November, 5.30 for a 6pm start

Where: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington

Cost: Free, but koha to Randell Cottage is appreciated

Booking: Space is limited, so book your spot by emailing

Details: Find more information on the Randell Cottage websiteNational Library’s calendar, or via Facebook


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