Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The state of Kiwi crime: Ngaio Marsh Award on radio
Following the announcement of Liam McIlvanney as the winner of the 2014 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, Liam and I (in my role as Judging Convenor) were interviewed by Lynn Freeman, live on Radio New Zealand, on Sunday afternoon. After 10 minutes of non-stop laughter and banter before we went live, both Liam and I managed to come across as quite serious and professional, at least for a while.
We canvassed several interesting things in the interview, including the state of New Zealand crime writing, what makes a crime novel a crime novel, recognition for New Zealand writers, New Zealand reader preferences and buying habits, and much more. You can listen to the broadcast here: