Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ben Sanders on Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand is certainly one of the better supporters of New Zealand and overseas crime and thriller writing amongst our mainstream media, regularly featuring authors and book reviews. I've even been interviewed about the Ngaio Marsh Award on air by them, for Jim Mora's terrific Afternoons programme, which is listened to nationwide.

Yesterday afternoon, Mora had Ben Sanders, bestselling author of the Auckland-set Sean Devereaux novels, and an upcoming US-set thriller that has been options for film adaptation. As Mora noted, Sanders is an:
... author who had his first book published when he was 20. It topped the New Zealand Adult Fiction Bestseller List for several weeks, and was long-listed for the Ngaio Marsh Award. Not a bad effort for a full-time student and part-time writer, but it was just the start. His fourth novel, yet to be finished, has already been optioned by Warner Brothers in a movie deal that could see his name in the same kind of lights - the bright dazzling kind - as Ngaio Marsh herself.

You can listen to the 37 minute audio interview above.

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