This story appeared in Stuff.co.nz, 7th October 2023. Full story here.
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Authors Monty Soutar, Caroline Barron and Anne Tiernan – who have all appeared on the Nielsen BookScan New Zealand bestselling fiction list this year – will share their extraordinary behind-the-scenes stories as part of the 2023 Nelson Arts Festival.
Tiernan, who is an Irish New Zealand writer, and Barron – who discovered her Māori whakapapa at the age of 37 – will appear together in a Pukapuka Talks session titled When the Past Catches Up on Friday, October 21 at 3pm, in conversation with Paula Morris.
In the session, the two authors will discuss how they weaved stories of the past into narratives of the present, while exploring the connection between people and place.