Queenstown Writers Festival

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Writers Festival organisers have made an arresting choice of MC to interview two top New Zealand crime novelists tomorrow. They’ve chosen former local-based top cop Phil Jones, no stranger to murder investigations, who’s now living back in...

Musings from writers

By PHILIP CHANDLER Tickets are now on sale for the second Queenstown Writers Festival. Running from November 5 to 8, it’s full of literary celebrities like Dame Fiona Kidman, Wihi Ihimaera, Tom Scott, Becky Manawatu, who won ‘best first book of fiction’...

Fest’s stellar line-up

By MATTHEW MCKEW Just days after his award-winning play thrilled a Wakatipu audience, Tom Scott’s confirmed he’ll be here in person later this year. The cartoonist-turned-playwright’s famous for his satirical side-swipes — in 1982 he was even banned from former New Zealand Prime...
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