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The Author's Tale - Series 1 Bonus Episode James Norcliffe ( 0:24:59)       
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We take the chance to hear readings from his collection of poetry Shadowplay, his children's book Mallory Mallory Trick or Treat, The true story of soap - from Letters to Dr Dee, and a repeat airing of a reading from The Assassin of Gleam.
Published: 13/09/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Series 1 Bonus Episode Gavin Bishop Readings( 0:26:37)       
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"We take the opportunity to listen to readings from two of award winning writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop's books that are very significant to him: Teddy One Eye, The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear which is also part of Gavin's autobiography; and Katarina the true story of his great aunt. If you have a copy of the picture book Katarina, you can read along with it and turn the page at the sound of the Fantail. Teddy One Eye is read by Robert Snow, and Katarina is read by Zara Ballara. "
Published: 6/09/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 15 James Norcliffe Part 5 - Final( 0:24:5)       
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I conclude my discussion with James, we talk about the marketing of The Frog Prince, and he offers his words of wisdom for the new poet and writer trying to get a break in the New Zealand market. We also have a reading from his collection of poetry 'Deadpan' published by Otago University Press. You can find out more about James from his webpage jamesnorcliffe.com The poem Five Travellers in a small Ford is read by Drew Noble.
Published: 30/08/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 14. James Norcliffe Part 4( 0:25:21)       
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I continue my chat with award winning poet and novelist James Norcliffe. We discuss his fabulous fantasy novel for children The Loblolly Boy,' the story behind his latest adult novel The Frog Prince; his residency at Randell Cottage; and the pitfalls of multi-publisher agreements.
Published: 23/08/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 13. James Norcliffe Part 3( 0:25:42)       
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"I continue my enthralling discussion with award winning poet and novelist James Norcliffe. For anyone wanting to gain an insight into how to write poetry, or simply to play with words and create a story, James is one to listen to. We touch on his witty and touching poems about everyday life, and then we move on to his novels, in particular fantasy and the award winning The Assassin of Gleam."
Published: 16/08/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 12. James Norcliffe Part 2( 0:30:35)       
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In this episode we discover who influenced the young James to become the poet, where he learnt his craft, how taking his family to China impacted him and the way he viewed the world.
Published: 9/08/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 11, James Norcliffe Part 1( 0:26:55)       
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James Norcliffe is a multi-award winning poet and novelist who lives on Banks Peninsula, Christchurch, New Zealand. His dry sense of humour and complete honesty about himself and the world makes for wonderful retelling of tales from his life. In this episode we hear about his early childhood and his first attempts at writing. You can find out more about James at jamesnorcliffe.com
Published: 1/08/2022 5:30:25 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 10, Gavin Bishop Part 6( 0:30:22)       
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In this episode we conclude our chat about his book The House That Jack Built which deals with the complexities of British colonisation in New Zealand, moving on to his new project dealing with the New Zealand Wars, his wonderful autobiographical novel Teddy One-Eye, and we laugh about the difficulties of dealing with Hollywood, script writing and agents.
Published: 26/07/2022 12:25:36 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 9, Gavin Bishop Part 5( 0:30:8)       
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In this episode of children's author illustrator Gavin Bishop's tale, we hear about the amazing strong Maori women in his family, he talks about the difficulties of dealing with agents and how to get distributed beyond New Zealand. We discuss, and I marvel, at the cleverness of Gavin's book 'The House That Jack Built.
Published: 19/07/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 8, Gavin Bishop Part 4( 0:27:40)       
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Casual conversations with prominent New Zealand Authors
Published: 5/07/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 7, Gavin Bishop Part 3( 0:30:16)       
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If you haven't listened to Gavin's tale parts 1 and 2 then do, they're fantastic. In this episode we hear what Dot Storb said to Gavin and how this changed the course of his life, away from teaching. He recounts for us the difficulties he had in getting his first book published and shows how determination and seeing his work as a business helped him to succeed and set him on the right path for success. Books discussed Bidibidi and Mrs McGinty and the Bizarre Plant. See more at gavinbishop.com
Published: 28/06/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 6, Gavin Bishop Part 2( 0:30:29)       
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In this episode we hear about Gavin's time as a high school student in Invercargill and later as a student at the School of Fine Arts at Canterbury University. He tells us about the enduring influence of his teachers including Trevor Moffitt, Rudolph Gopas, Bill Sutton and Russell Clark. And he provides useful hints and tips for the up and coming artist and illustrator.
Published: 21/06/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 5, Gavin Bishop Part 1( 0:26:40)       
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In this first part of NZ children's book illustrator and author Gavin Bishop's tale we hear about his early childhood in Kingston, and Gavin reads from his autobiography 'Piano Rock'. You can find out more about Gavin at gavinbishop.com
Published: 14/06/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 4. Kathleen Gallagher Part 4( 0:25:41)       
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Our final episode of the Christchurch based Author Kathleen Gallagher's tale. We hear her reading her poem Silencing the Hikoi 1998 and her four poems of a love story, Italy. Also, we have another reading from her novel Inangahua Gold, read by Zara Ballara.
Published: 7/06/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 3. Kathleen Gallagher Part 3 ( 0:27:47)       
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In this episode we continue hearing Kathleen's tale about her writing journey, in particular we focus on her novel Inangahua Gold and have readings done by Zara Ballara and Drew Nobel. You can purchase copies of Kathleen's writing from her webpage wickcandle.co.nz
Published: 31/05/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 2. Kathleen Gallagher Part 2( 0:26:4)       
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Casual conversations with prominent New Zealand Authors
Published: 24/05/2022 12:30:00 p.m.
The Author's Tale - Episode 1. Kathleen Gallagher Part 1( 0:29:54)       
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Casual conversations with Kathleen Gallagher
Published: 17/05/2022 12:30:00 p.m.

Listen in to casual conversations with prominent New Zealand Authors. How did they become a writer, what inspires them, influences them and where does their writing journey take them next? This first series features Kathleen Gallagher, Gavin Bishop and James Norcliffe. Presented and Produced by Stephanie Frewen


Host: Stephanie Frewen
Produced By: Stephanie Frewen
Language: English
Category: Arts and Culture
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