Rachel Spratt is a bestselling Australian author and television writer. She is known for the enormously popular Nanny Piggins and Friday Barnes series of books for young readers.
With some of the world's best theatre, dance, music and literature just around the corner (New Zealand Festival kicks off in Wellington on 23 Feb), we've got the perfect antidote to your back-to-work-blues. New Zealand Festival's Executive Director Meg Williams tells us what she's most looking forward to seeing at the three-week arts extravaganza.
American editor, performer and fantasy writer Charlie Jane Anders will be a guest at Writers & Readers in March. She's the recipient of several literary awards and her 2016 novel All the Birds in the Sky made Time magazine's annual "Top 10 Novels" list.
Therese Lloyd shares three new poems from her forthcoming collection The Facts, to be launched by Victoria University Press during Writers & Readers in Wellington in March.
Wellington-based journalist and former ballet dancer Charlotte Graham takes a look at Michael Keegan-Dolan's Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, and finds a daring, moving reinvention of one of the world's most traditional ballets.
Cartoonist, writer and illustrator Mimi Pond wrote the first full-length broadcast episode of The Simpsons, and has written five books, including the bestselling 2014 semi-memoir Over Easy, about diners and drugs in 1970s Oakland. Her epic sequel,The Customer Is Always Wrong, was published in 2017.
The Jac share some of the behind the scenes highlights from their recent trip to the Jarasum International Jazz Festival, the exciting finale to their 2017 Wellington Jazz Festival project.
We asked writer, musician and RNZ host Nick Bollinger to share the live music acts he’s most looking forward to at the 2018 New Zealand Festival.