Great Lake Tales with Nicky Pellegrino
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|Sun 9 Sep ’12, 3:00pm–5:00pm||
Where: Hilton Lake Taupo Hotel, 80 Napier-Taupo Highway, Taupo
Restrictions: All Ages
- General Admission: $39.00
Online tickets are no longer on sale
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: Lake Taupo Arts Festival Trust
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon in front of the fire at Hilton Lake Taupo and meet celebrated author, Nicky Pellegrino.
This is a unique opportunity to hear Nicky talk first hand about her work, and her soon-to-be released book - When in Rome.
Nicky Pellegrino is the author of best-selling novels like Recipe For Life and The Italian Wedding.
Set in southern Italy, her stories are about friendship and food, passion and family secrets.
Nicky Pellegrino was born in Liverpool but spent childhood summers staying with her family in southern Italy. A shy, tall, gingery child she never really fitted in with her exuberant Italian cousins and had a tendency to stay quiet and observe things.
When Nicky started writing fiction it was her memories of those summers in Italy that came flooding back and flavoured her stories: the passions, the feuds but most of all the food.
Nicky now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband Carne (and yes she does find it slightly odd being married to a man whose name means “meat” in Italian), her large poodles and her even larger chestnut horse.
She works as a freelance journalist, has weekly columns in the Herald on Sunday newspaper and the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly and her novels are distributed in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and have been translated into 12 languages.
She loves cooking for friends, drinking red wine, walking on New Zealand’s amazing beaches, riding her horse through the forest and lying in bed reading other people’s novels.