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Through the Lonesome Dark


Tue 23 Jul 2019, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Te Ahumairangi Ground Floor, National Library, cnr Molesworth & Aitken Streets, Thorndon, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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The Friends of the Turnbull Library supports the work of the Alexander Turnbull Library, and promotes public interest in the Library’s collections.

We are delighted to welcome Dunedin novelist Paddy Richardson at the start of her Randell Cottage residency.

Sequel to 'Through the Lonesome Dark'.

Come and hear Paddy talk about her novel 'Through the Lonesome Dark' set in World War 1.
Paddy will use her residency in Wellington to continue work on a planned sequel. The sequel will also be set in New Zealand during World War 1. She intends to carry out research for the sequel in the Alexander Turnbull Library.

A Friends of the Turnbull Library event in conjunction with the Randell Cottage Writers Trust. Part of the ATL100 celebrations.

About the speaker:
Paddy Richardson is the author of seven novels and two collections of short stories.

Two of her books 'Hunting Blind' (Penguin, 2010) and 'Swimming in the Dark' (Upstart Press, 2014) were finalists for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel.

She was the recipient of the:
- 1997 University of Otago Burns Fellowship
- 2007 NZSA Peter & Dianne Beatson Fellowship, and
- 2011 James Wallace Arts Trust Residency Award.

Three of her novels, 'A Year to Learn a Woman', 'Hunting Blind' and 'Traces of Red', have been translated into German.

Richardson lives and writes in Dunedin, where she also teaches courses in creative writing.

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