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Episode7

Graeme Lay

“The facts are sacred.”

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Full Episode / 00:28:30

In This Episode

Graeme Lay is the author or editor of 38 books, including the novel Alice and Luigi, the travel memoir Inside the Cannibal Pot, the short story anthology The New Zealand Book of the Beach and In Search of Paradise, Artists and Writers in the Colonial South Pacific.  He has been the secretary of the Sargeson Trust since 1986.
 
In this wonderful interview Kevin Ireland interviews Graeme about his life and his love of writing. Graeme relates some invaluable advice Frank Sargeson gave him as a young writer, his interest in writing local history especially the history of settlements and his experiences as an anthologist.

 

More information on Graeme Lay:

http://www.bookcouncil.org.nz/writers/laygraeme.html