A Sharp-edged Humour

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A Sharp-edged Humour

September 30, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The works of Stephanie Johnson, MNZM, have been described as ‘marked by a dry irony [and] a sharp-edged humour’. She has many arrows to her writing bow, as playwright, reviewer, short story writer, literary judge and tutor.

Stephanie is the recipient of many awards for her novels and dramatic works, including the 2003 Montana Deutz Medal for her novel, The Shag Incident and the Bruce Mason Playwright’s Award. This year she received the Prime Minister’s Award for Literature. Her novels have been published in America, Australia and the United Kingdom, and she is no stranger to Literary Festivals. As well as being in demand as a speaker, in 1999, she co-founded the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival with the late Peter Wells.

Her latest novel, Kind, is the product of COVID’s lockdowns. Part political satire, part thriller, it has been described as ‘Fearless and funny’. In this session Stephanie will be interviewed by Hamish McDouall.

Venue: Concert Chamber War Memorial Centre, Watt Street

Admission: $15 pre-booked; $20 door sales

Booking: Royal Whanganui Opera House


September 30, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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