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The Scene of The Crime - Harcourts Hawkes Bay Arts Festival


Thu 13 Oct 2016, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: The Famous Spiegeltent, Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: racheljty

In everyday lives in ordinary streets, things can go horribly wrong. Moments of madness led to the notorious court cases of ordinary citizens like Mark Lundy and Steve Braunias sat in on them. He joins Hamish Crafar to discuss his reports from the badlands and the strange psychologies of people who are criminals. Or not.

Steve Braunias is the author of seven books and is about to publish his latest book, The Shops. It’s about the shops. It’s a photoessay in collaboration with Wellington photographer Peter Black. His previous books include The Scene of the Crime, the telling of 12 true-crime stories, and Civilisation, the telling of true stories of 12 obscure towns in New Zealand.

Steve is a journalist and satirist and is currently a staff writer at the New Zealand Herald and literary editor of the Spinoff Review of Books online literary journal. He has previously worked for the Listener, Metro, and the Sunday Star-Times, He lives in Te Atatu, West Auckland, with his partner and their nine-year-old daughter. He is very familiar with Waipukurau.

Hamish Crafar is and has been the Head of English at Taradale High School for the last 16 years. His taste in literature is eclectic and ranges from Beowulf to Jo Randerson. Amongst other things, he is a member of The Pukes, the second worst ukulele band in Hawke's Bay.

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