2 Queens Drive
The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Hutt City Libraries, invites booklovers to an event featuring four talented local writers.
2017 Ngaio Marsh Awards entrants Brannavan Gnanalingam, Danyl McLauchlan, and Geoff Palmer are joined by 2016 Ngaio Marsh Awards longlistee Trish McCormack to discuss how they create memorable characters, craft page-turning plotlines, and infuse their exciting storytelling with real-life issues. Steph Soper of the New Zealand Book Council will prosecute the offenders.
This is a free event.
Brannavan Gnanalingam is a Wellington lawyer and writer of fiction and non-fiction. His fourth novel, A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse has been called “an uncomfortably believable caricature of spycraft the New Zealand way” (NZ Listener).
Trish McCormack is the author of the Philippa Barnes series of mysteries set in the scenic and treacherous national parks of the West Coast. Her books have been praised as "intriguing mysteries packed with complex relationships and stunning landscapes".
Danyl McLauchlan is a biologist by day, writer/satirist/political blogger by night whose genre-blending books set in the Aro Valley have been praised as “clever, tightly plotted and told in a manner something like a pastiche of Paul Auster writing a pastiche of Dan Brown”.
Geoff Palmer is an IT columnist and the treasurer of the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors, as well as an award-winning novelist. His sixth novel, Payback, is a gritty page-turner delving into the secret world of human trafficking.