Rachael will be appearing at the Whanganui Literary Festival which runs from 18-20 September and looks like a great weekend of literary treats, including Charlotte Grimshaw, Tim Wilson, Nicky Hager, Jarrod Gilbert, Paul Thomas, Nalini Singh and much more. Here’s the full programme. Rachael will be appearing on Saturday night in the Dinner with the Stars and on Sunday morning at 11.30am in conversation for As Strange as Fiction.
Rachael King’s novel Magpie Hall has been selected as the 2016 Christchurch City Libraries Community Read in August. The motto is “one book, one community” and “take a walk on the dark side”, and everyone is encouraged to read and discuss one book. Unlimited free ebook downloads are available for the month of August for library members. Magpie Hall is a great fit for the project, as the book is set in Canterbury. The launch takes place at South Library on August 7, with Rachael talking about the inspiration and research behind Magpie Hall at 11am, and an evening event with a troop of comedy improvisers from 7.30pm. For all the details, go here.
Rachael will be appearing at A Trio of Tale Tellers at East Pier Hotel, Napier, Saturday November 8, 2104, at 5pm. She will be joined by Tim Wilson and Cheryl Sucher. For more information go here.
Rachael talks to Noelle McCarthy about writing, Christchurch and literary festivals in Summer Noelle’s series on ‘creativity’ on Radio NZ National. Listen to it here: Rachael King on Creativity.
The Sound of Butterflies is the current New Zealand reading on Afternoons with Jim Mora on Radio NZ National. Tune in at 2.30 on weekdays. Please note that this is an abridged reading, so anyone who listens and wants to fill in the gaps can buy the book from their local bookseller!