Words, Wisdom & Wisecracks!
Stephanie Johnson in conversation with Carole Beu.
Stephanie Johnson’s most recent novel, ‘The Writers’ Festival’, is a stand-alone sequel to her 2013 novel ‘The Writing Class’. Both are hugely entertaining novels that also explore the politics, intrigue and comedy of the publishing industry, writing classes, literary festivals and book awards.
Stephanie’s earlier work includes historical novels, satire, short stories and poetry. She has also written for the stage and screen.
One of New Zealand’s most experience and respected writers, Stephanie is funny and forthright, with a wise satirical eye and a wicked sense of humour.
Bruce King in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, July 30 2015 says of her ‘If she were not hidden in the Antipodes she would be mentioned along with Malcolm Bradbury, Thomas Sharpe or David Lodge, as amusing, witty, satiric, yet a good read.’
She is in conversation with champion bookseller Carole Beu of The Women’s Bookshop. Not only near neighbours in Auckland, Stephanie and Carole worked together for many years on the Auckland Writers’ Festival