30 May 2018

Bookmarks with Dame Patsy Reddy

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:26 pm on 30 May 2018

The Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy is our Bookmarks guest. She shares her favourite books, TV shows and music. Dame Patsy is a fan of New Zealand singer/songwriter Nadia Reid, author Philip Roth and filmmaker Taika Waititi.

She’ll also tell us how her tenure as the Governor General has gone so far and what’s on the agenda for the rest of the year, which will have a particular focus on the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women getting the vote.

And is she related to singer Helen Reddy?

Dame Patsy Reddy at the 125th sufferage ceremony.

Dame Patsy Reddy at the 125th sufferage ceremony. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Dame Patsy's picks:

Philip Roth especially American Pastoral and The Human Stain.
Sapiens - A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Any Human Heart by William Boyd

Movies (NZ):
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (Taika Waititi)
Utu redux (Geoff Murphy)
The Orator (Tusi Tamasese)
Illustrious Energy. (Leon Narbey)
Heavenly Creatures (Peter Jackson)
World's Fastest Indian (Roger Donaldson)

Other movies:
Isle of Dogs
The Death of Stalin
The Shape of Water
The Lives of Others - German
A Separation- Iran
Brooklyn - Irish, Canadian, UK co-proMovies by Danish Director Susanne Bier.

Recent TV Docos and Miniseries she's enjoyed:
The Night Manager
37 Days
The Looming Tower
An Honourable Woman
The Long Shadow
The Handmaids Tale

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