Last week, the day after the announcement of Alix Bosco's CUT & RUN as the inaugural winner of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, I was interviewed live on air on Plains FM, a Canterbury radio station, about the creation and future of the Award, what books might be in the running for next year, and New Zealand crime fiction in general.
You can listen to the short (8mins) interview by clicking on the logo above, or here.
It's my first ever radio interview, so any feedback is welcomed. What books do you think might be in the running for the 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award? Have you read any Kiwi crime writers? What have you thought? Who are your favourites? Are New Zealanders a bit reticent at appreciating our creative people, compared to our sportspeople?