Sunday Author Sessions

Our fabulous team of volunteers worked away solidly throughout 2015 to make the Festival a real cracker, with over 30 events in the programme.

As a ‘taster’ of things to come we hosted two Sunday Author Sessions in the lead up to last year’s Festival.

Linda Olsson and Thomas Sainsbury

The August session features the extraordinary writing duo: Waiheke based Linda Olsson and Thomas Sainsbury talking about their first collaborative thriller Something is Rotten.

The first book in the planned Matakana Series trilogy, Something is Rotten (written under the pseudonym Adam Safaris) is described as ‘an intriguing tale that blends page-turning thrills with themes relating to past tragedies, power imbalances and the nexus between business, politics and the media’.  Think Dirty Politics without the defamation lawyers looking over the author’s shoulder.

Sunday 23rd August 3pm

Waiheke Community Art Gallery, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa


Charlotte Grimshaw

Join us on Sunday 27 September for a glass of wine and interesting conversation with one of New Zealand’s keenest observers of the state of our nation.

“Charlotte Grimshaw’s fascinating new novel Starlight Peninsula sees her take on a role somewhere between novelist and commentator.

Using the dirty politics of our recent times as material, the book is a thoughtful conversation about the idea of truth in contemporary New Zealand society, both big and small, in lives both private and public, and specifically in politics and the media.”(The Listener 11 July, 2105).

Sunday 27 September 4pm

Waiheke Community Art Gallery, 2 Korora Road, Oneroa

The first of our Sunday Author Sessions was held on 24th August.