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12th Annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture


Thu 16 Oct 2014, 5:30pm

Where: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free

Listed by: rlrob

Novelist and short story writer, Catherine Chidgey, will address the idea of place in her writing at this lecture titled 'Knowing Your Place'. She will consider the ways in which the real world impinges on the imaginary, and explore some of the tricks a writer can use to make an imaginary place seem real.

Catherine's novels have been published to international acclaim. They have been selected as books of the year by Time Out magazine (London), the New York Times Review of Books and the Los Angeles Times. The Herald notes that “Chidgey could tackle any subject and produce something wonderful”. Her awards include the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award, the International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) Prize, and Best First Book in both the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Asia-Pacific region) and the New Zealand Book Awards. In 2003 the Listener voted her best New Zealand novelist under forty. Catherine is a literary adviser to the Sargeson Trust and teaches creative writing at the University of Waikato. She is currently completing her fourth novel.

This event is co-hosted by the University of Waikato (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) and the Friends of the Hamilton Public Library Association.

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