There’s a new NZ books podcast on the block
In need of a new, compelling podcast? The New Zealand Book Council’s new series Talking Books is very good news for anyone interested in New Zealand books and authors. And the CLNZ Cultural Fund (through which we set aside 2% of the domestic licensing revenue we collect to support the growth and development of current and future writers and the publishing industry) helped make it possible.
Talking Books brings together a panel of respected writers, critics and literary experts and provides a new medium for discussion on a range of book-related topics. The podcasts aim to raise the profile of New Zealand writers and books, at home and overseas and encourage greater readership of New Zealand works, as well as provide professional opportunities for New Zealand writers. Good stuff!
- Episode 1 is available here: topics include Anna Smaill’s The Chimes and Paul Cleave’s Five Minutes Alone
- Episode 2 is available here: this episode focuses on the 2015 Great Kiwi Classic, Janet Frame’s Owls Do Cry
- Special edition: an interview with Anna Small is available here
- NEW episode with Mark Broatch on reviewing in NZ available here