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Writers On Mondays: David Coventry & Hamish Clayton

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  • Mon 17 Aug ’15, 12:15pm – 1:15pm


Te Papa, 55 Cable St, Wellington


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

Riding the Ruins: David Coventry & Hamish Clayton
Winner of the 2012 Best First Book for fiction, Hamish Clayton’s novel 'Wulf' weaves a poetic narrative through a recasting of the story of Te Rauparaha’s 1831 raid, and was described as ‘packed with challenge and virtuosity’. In this session we hear about Clayton’s new novel 'The Pale North', a meditation on love, history, creativity and loss, set in Wellington in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. David Coventry’s first novel was released in June. 'The Invisible Mile' is a powerful re-imagining of the 1928 Ravat-Wonder Team, the first English-speaking team to attempt the Tour de France. The writers will be in discussion with poet and editor Harry Ricketts.

Writers on Mondays is presented by the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

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