10 Apr 2019

Bookmarks with Charlotte Grimshaw

From Afternoons, 2:21 pm on 10 April 2019

Hailing from elite literary stock, author and reviewer Charlotte Grimshaw is the critically acclaimed author of seven novels, including The Night Book and Soon, which are jointly being turned into a television series, The Bad Seed, airing on TVNZ later this month.

She joins us to talk about her life and career, having her work adapted for the small screen, growing up in a literary household, and a bit about her favourite films, music, books, podcasts and TV shows.

Charlotte Grimshaw

Charlotte Grimshaw Photo: RNZ

Charlotte's picks:


  • Vice, directed by Adam McKay

TV shows:

  • The Bad SeedTVNZ
  • The Sopranos, HBO
  • Borgen, DR1
  • The Killing, AMC/Netflix
  • Secret City, Showcase/Foxtel/Netflix


  • The Bad Seed, by Charlotte Grimshaw
  • Mazarine, by Charlotte Grimshaw
  • A Mistake, by Carl Shukar
  • Can You Tolerate This, by Ashleigh Young
  • True Stories, by Helen Garner


  • Black Hands, produced by Stuff
  • Gone Fishing, produced by RNZ/Stuff


  • Empty Chairs, by Don McLean
  • Apres Toi, by Vicki Leandros