Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tomorrow's radio day

Where does a month go? Honestly, I'm sure it was only last week I was playing with sliders and microphones for the Write On Radio Show. But life seems to be marching on at an alarming rate, and it is that time again.

Write On airs live on Toroa Radio 1575 kHz AM in Dunedin, or is streamed live from the Toroa Radio Website for people who don't live in the centre of my universe.

These are this month's victims, er, I mean guests...

Liam McIlvanney's first fiction novel All the Colours of the Town was released earlier this month. Set in Belfast and Glasgow it follows the fortunes of Glaswegian journalist Gerry Conway as he follows the sniff of a story across to Belfast and discovers hatred and sectarian violence. Liam McIlvanney is a recent arrival to New Zealand from Scotland to take up the Stuart Chair of Scottish studies at the University of Otago. We'll talk about what drove a Robert Burns specialist to write crime, and the picture he paints of the two cities.

Tania Roxborogh is the writer of over twenty books for adults and children and is a woman with a passion for Shakespeare. This passion has lead her to write Banquo's Son, a sequel to Macbeth. We talk about taking over the story of Fleance where The Bard left off, and the journey she has taken to get this book published.

1 comment:

Kiwicraig said...

Sounds like a great line-up tomorrow Vanda. Are the radio shows archived (like the Radio NZ ones) in audio file format afterwards?

My article on Liam (including your photo) should be appearing in the Sat 24 Oct issue of the Weekend Herald (the Canvas mag has 11-day lead times) - got it into Linda yesterday.

Interestingly, we're also covering BANQUO'S SON in an upcoming issue of NZLawyer...

Hope you have some enjoyable interviews tomorrow!