Big Fiction

Catherine Chidgey and Stephen Daisley, winners of New Zealand’s new premier literary award, discuss the painfully imagined inner worlds of the characters in their prize-winning novels with Toby Buck.

In both books, there is a powerful presence of something both unspoken and unspeakable.

Stephen Daisley’s 'Coming Rain' won the inaugural Acorn Foundation Prize for Fiction in 2016. His novel tackles the myths of Australian identity in a harsh landscape where tough characters are treated with surprising gentleness.

The 2017 winner is Catherine Chidgey’s 'The Wish Child', set in Nazi Germany, and told through the eyes of two children and a mysterious narrator.

Restrictions: All Ages


Cost Type: Admission - $18


Sat 07 Oct, 5:30pm-6:30pm

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