Monday, April 2, 2012

Dinner with Paddy and Vanda

Next month, the Dan Davin Literary Foundation (which supports and promotes creative writing in Southland) is hosting a special Book Lovers Dinner with Kiwi crime writers Paddy Richardson and Vanda Symon as part of its popular Readers & Writers Alive! series. Here are the details:

Book Lovers Dinner with crime writers Vanda Symon & Paddy Richardson

New Zealand is home to a growing number of crime writers among them two Dunedin based authors Vanda Symon and Paddy Richardson. Enjoy a delicious two course buffet and listen to Vanda and Paddy talk about how they came to be crime writers and the growth in popularity of New Zealand crime writing.

Vanda Symon is the best selling crime writer of the Detective Sam Shephard series of novels that are set in Dunedin. She is heavily involved in the New Zealand Society of Authors, is a radio broadcaster, avid fencer, and a PhD candidate at the University of Otago where she is researching the Communication of science through the crime fiction of Ngaio Marsh.

Paddy Richardson has moved into the crime fiction genre with her last two novels Hunting Blind and Traces of Red which were listed amongst the Nielsen best-seller ratings. Hunting Blind was a finalist in the Ngaio Marsh Awards 2011.

Ticket includes a two course meal.
The Cabbage Tree, Dunn Road, Otatara
Thursday, 10 May 6.30pm
Duration 120 minutes
Tickets $45

Booking essential
Contact: Rebecca

Phone: 027 2252664

Looks like it will be a terrific night. Great to see various literary and books groups, organisations, and festivals embracing some of our terrific local crime writers.

1 comment:

  1. It is indeed great to see, Craig. Looks like it'll be a wonderful night...