Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Michael Robotham to visit New Zealand in May

In some great news, Australian crime writer Michael Robotham will be visiting New Zealand in May. Last year Robotham was due to attend the Christchurch Writers Festival, and be part of a panel at the originally scheduled event for the inaugural presentation of the Ngaio Marsh Award, but those plans changed due to the September earthquake.

Now Robotham will be appearing at Takapuna Library on Thursday 26 May. That will be a great week for Auckland-based crime fiction fans, as Michael Connelly will also be in town earlier that week. A nice quinella of events to attend.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Robotham for a feature in the Weekend Herald last year, and I'm looking forward to meeting him in person. I will certainly be heading along to the Takapuna Library event on Thursday 26 May - Helen Woodhouse and her team there always put on terrific events.

You can read my Herald feature, "Ghostwriter haunted by his own characters", online here.

I understand Robotham may do some other events while in New Zealand. I will update you on any further details as they come to hand.


  1. Awesome sounds like a great event.

  2. Wonder if he'll find his way to Dunedin?

  3. I hear he may do another couple of events, but I don't think he's over here for long - so I guess Wellington would be the most likely option. But fingers crossed for Dunedin.

  4. Hi Craig. I saw Michael on stage at the Oundle Fesitval of Literature (UK) last Friday. He was great to listen to - a pretty funny guy.