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Carl Nixon and Sarah Quigley

When:

Sat 14 May 2011, 1:00pm–2:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Festival Club: $16.00
  • Early Bird: $20.00
  • Standard: $25.00
  • Student : $12.50
  • Additional fees may apply

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Coincidentally, Carl Nixon and Sarah Quigley were friends at high school and university in Christchurch – both are now acclaimed writers and they catch up to talk about their latest work.

Quigley’s "The Conductor" is set in Leningrad, besieged by Nazi troops in 1941: the composer Dmitri Shostakovich spends his days digging ditches to defend his city, and his nights composing a new symphonic work.

Nixon’s "Settlers' Creek", which reviewers nationwide named as one of the top books of 2010, is by contrast very much a “New Zealand” novel, exploring the claims of both indigenous people and more recent settlers to have a spiritual link to the land.

Chair: Graham Beattie.

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