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An Hour with Charlotte Grimshaw


Fri 14 May 2010, 6:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Lower NZI Room, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard, from 12 May: $19.50
  • Earlybird: $16.50
  • Club Member: $15.50
  • Student: $9.75
  • Additional fees may apply

Award-winning writer Charlotte Grimshaw turns her unflinching eye on contemporary New Zealand society and politics in her new novel The Night Book (due out 7 May 2010).

Full of characteristic insight and observation, the novel is both a meditation on power and politics and an intensely humane look at the choices people make as they struggle to maintain their integrity. Roza Hallwright leads a quiet, orderly life. She works in publishing and lives in a large, comfortable house she shares with her politician husband David and two stepchildren. An election is looming, and, if the polls are correct, David will become the next Prime Minister. A chance encounter with a party donor sets off a chain of events that disrupts both their lives.

She talks with writer and editor of the Penguin Book of Contemporary New Zealand Short Stories Paula Morris.

Presented as a part of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.

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