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Books and Beyond

Here’s an exciting show from those in the know. Two serious and not-so-serious librarians from Auckland Libraries explore the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, news and reviews, poetry and gems from the Central Library basement and Special Collections.  There are Book Club briefs with tips and connections. For book lovers, this is the listen of the week!

Presenters

  • Producer / Presenter: Karen Craig

    Karen grew up in California, lived many years in Italy where she worked as a translator, before coming to New Zealand at the millennium and becoming a librarian. From a reading-obsessed family she likes all kinds of writing – fiction old and new from around the world, and non-fiction, especially memoirs, essays and travel writing. Besides writing and talking, not always about books, Karen watches movies, learns languages and savours travelling.

  • Presenter: Louisa Semmons

    Louisa is an Aucklander born-and-bred, with Cook Islands heritage.  From a sporty family, she used to run but is now a walker and yoga enthusiast. In 2016 she walked the Camino de Santiago.  After working in corporates and the not-for-profit sector, Louisa retrained as a librarian.  She continues to broaden her knowledge reading non-fiction, including biographies.  Fictional favourites include stories of the South Pacific as well as short stories.

Books and Beyond

Sunday, 20 May, 2018

Memoirs

More flexible than the 'autobiography' genre, this week's Books and Beyond delves into the wonderful world of the memoir.

Previous podcasts

  • WEDNESDAY 23/05/2018

  • SUNDAY 13/05/2018

  • SUNDAY 6/05/2018

  • SUNDAY 29/04/2018

  • A celebration of Pacific literature

    • SUNDAY 11/03/2018
    • Health

    An exploration of work from of some of our finest Pasifika writers.

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