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.