An Hour with Elizabeth Smither
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|Fri 14 May ’10, 10:30am–11:30am||
Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Standard, from 12 May: $23.00
- Earlybird: $19.50
- Club Member: $18.50
- Student: $11.50
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Going West Festival 2012
Elizabeth Smither may be one of New Zealand’s most awarded and acclaimed poets, but she is also an accomplished writer of short stories and novels.
This year, she published her fifth novel, Lola, whose namesake marries into Dearborn & Zander, a family of funeral directors, when she falls for Sam Dearborn at a dance. When Sam dies in a freak accident, Lola devotes the rest of her life to exploration and reflecting on the love offered by very different kinds of men. Set between Australia and New Zealand, it is acute and amusing, knowledgeable and questing - much like Lola herself. Elizabeth’s previous novels are First Blood (1983), Brother-love, Sister-love (1986), The Sea Between Us (2003) and Different Kinds of Pleasure (2006).
We welcome Elizabeth back to Auckland to catch up on her writing and numerous achievements since she was here for the 2003 Festival. Chair: Carole Beu.
Presented as a part of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.