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The Life and Death of an Outsider
 | Te Oranga me te Matenga o tētahi Manene

  • Titrangi War Memorial Hall South Titirangi Road Auckland, Auckland, 0604 New Zealand (map)

Sponsored by Titirangi Dental

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Prolific writer and national treasure Dame Fiona Kidman has often written about outsiders trying to navigate a conformist society. Her latest novel, This Mortal Boy, mines this same rich vein. It delves into the short life of Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer'. Black’s 1955 murder conviction and execution sat at the centre of a widespread moral panic. Fiona will discuss the story’s moment in New Zealand social history with Karyn Hay, picking up a conversation they began on stage at Going West in 2008.

Dame Fiona Kidman writes novels, short stories, poetry and memoir. She has published more than 30 books, of which several are in translation in other countries. Her last novel, All Day at the Movies, won the New Zealand Heritage Prize for Fiction in 2016, and was long listed for the International Dublin Literary Prize. Her most recent book is This Mortal Boy. Her home is in Wellington.

Karyn Hay is an award-winning novelist: her debut novel Emerald Budgies won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book Award in 2001. She is a Frank Sargeson Fellow and is currently a literary advisor to the Frank Sargeson Trust. Her last novel The March of the Foxgloves, was a No.1 bestseller on the New Zealand Fiction list.

Saturday and Sunday Sessions
8.30am - 5pm
Titirangi War Memorial Hall

Full Day Pass
Includes 8 sessions, morning and afternoon tea and lunch
$150.00 (value $ 174.00) $135 concession (value $150.00)
Early Bird $139.00 ($120 concession) Only available until 3 August
Individual Sessions $18.00 ($15 concession)
Morning/Afternoon Tea $ 5.00 Lunch $20.00

Earlier Event: 14 September
Performance by Tū
Later Event: 15 September
Amy McDaid - a Reading - he Pānuitanga