The Ngaio Marsh Award, in association with the New Zealand Book Council and Hutt City Libraries, invites booklovers to a thrilling event celebrating two talented Wellington writers.
As crime writing has evolved from puzzle-like mysteries to novels delving deeply into people and places, it has continued to be the world’s most popular form of storytelling. But what makes the genre so fascinating?
2015 Ngaio Marsh Award longlistees Cat Connor and Paul Thomas will quiz each other about creating memorable characters, exploring real-life issues through storytelling, and what drew them to crime fiction.
WHEN: Thursday, 2 July 2015
WHERE: War Memorial Library, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
WHEN: 6pm for light refreshments, 6.30pm panel discussion
Entry: by koha/gold coin donation
RSVP: Hutt City Libraries, (04) 570 6633
Cat Connor’s ‘byte’ books starring FBI Special Agent Ellie Conway have been described as “fast-paced techno-thrillers with black humour, likable protagonists with real depth, and full of twists and turns” (Crime Watch)
Paul Thomas has been described as the ‘Godfather’ of local crime writing (New Zealand Listener), and his books featuring Tito Ihaka have won the Ned Kelly Award in Australia (1996) and the Ngaio Marsh Award (2013).