Louise O’Brien reviews The Hope Fault on RNZ

Louise O’Brien reviewed The Hope Fault on RNZ Nine to Noon (26 April 2017), in the NZ Books review slot. The novel is beautifully restrained … I recommend it highly. It is smart writing, it’s thoughtful and nuanced. It’s respectful of the reader, it lets you fill in the gaps, and it lets you leave gaps unfilled … It feels very much … Read more…

The Hope Fault: interview on RNZ Standing Room Only

I spoke with Lynn Freeman for Standing Room Only, the weekly arts programme on RNZ National, about my new novel, The Hope Fault. Listen to the interview (‘The Hope Fault – new writing’, 16 April 2017) online. Standing Room Only is ‘literally radio with pictures … and arts, theatre, film, comedy, books, dance, entertainment, pop culture, and music – … Read more…

Lena on the wireless – The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt broadcast on RNZ

Radio New Zealand’s drama department has, over the last six months, adapted and produced The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt for radio broadcast, and Lena’s now got a start date: she hits the airwaves on 29 October 2014. Adapted by the wonderful Anna Rogers, and produced in twelve episodes,The Life and Loves of Lena … Read more…

WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival 2014

I’m really excited to be heading to Christchurch this week for the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival, 27–31 August 2014. I’ve spent very little time in Christchurch over the years, and nothing other than the odd day of meetings here and there since the earthquakes. I’m looking forward to getting to know the place a … Read more…

‘Life, love and the theremin’ interview on RNZ

Tracy Farr talks with Lynn Freeman from Radio New Zealand’s Arts on Sunday about the theremin, the nature of home, and The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt. The interview was broadcast on Arts on Sunday (6 October 2013), prompting the show’s musical motif of tracks featuring theremin. Listen to the interview: You can read show notes and … Read more…