Guest details for Saturday Morning 2 August 2008

8:12 Isabel Hilton

London-based Isabel Hilton is the editor of ChinaDialogue, the world's first fully bilingual website devoted to the environment. Isabel has an MA in Chinese from Edinburgh University, where she has also undertaken postgraduate work on 20th century Chinese literature, and scholarships from the Peking Languages Institute and Fudan University in Shanghai.

8:30 Bryan Bruce

Author and documentary maker Bryan Bruce is the creator of the TVNZ series The Investigator. His new book, Hard Cases (Random House, ISBN 978-1-86941-977-6), explores some of New Zealand's most baffling murder cases, and how the police and court systems operate in this country.

9:05 Elliot Henderson

Elliot Henderson is the eldest son of New Zealand writer, poet and educator Sylvia Ashton-Warner. He is one of the speakers at the International Sylvia Ashton-Warner Centennial Conference 2008 on 9 and 10 August in Auckland, marking the anniversary of her birth.

9.45 Kerry Ann Lee

The family of artist and fanzine creator/distributor Kerry Ann Lee ran the Gold Coin Caf' in Willis Street during the early 1980s, where the backroom storage cupboard served as her first studio. Her exhibition of collages, paper-cuttings, and three-dimensional dioramas, Home Made: Picturing Chinese Settlement in New Zealand, runs at Wellington's Toi Poneke Gallery during the month of the Ghost Festival or 'Chinese Halloween' on 15 August, the time when spirits of the dead visit the living. She will give a talk at the gallery from 6:00pm on 14 August.

10:05 William Pike and John Bonning

William Pike was one of two climbers hit by the eruption blast on the slopes of Mt Ruapehu on 25 September 2007. He tells his story in Every Day's a Good Day (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0-14-330419-7). Dr John Bonning is a Specialist Emergency Physician at Waikato Hospital, who helped save his life.

10:45 Sam Roberts

Sam Roberts is a New York Times reporter and host of the cable TV talk show New York Close-Up. He is the author of the 2003 book, The Brother: The Untold Story of the Rosenberg Case (Random House, ISBN: 978-0375761249).

11:05 Greg McGee

New Zealand author and playwright Greg McGee is best known for his landmark 1980 play Foreskin's Lament. He tells his own story in Tall Tales (Some True): Memoirs of an Unlikely Writer (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0-14-300913-9).

11:45 Children's Books with Kate de Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss three new books:
Duck, Death and the Tulip by Wolf Erlbruch (Gecko Press, ISBN: 978-1-877467-14-2)
The Pencil by Allan Ahlberg and Bruce Ingman (Walker Books, ISBN: 978-1-4063-0962-1)
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis (HarperCollins, ISBN: 978-0-00-725480-4)

Music played on the programme

Melody Gardot: Worrisome Heart
From her 2008 album: Worrisome Heart
(UCJ Music)
Played at around 9:40am

Mariza: Rosa Branca
From her 2008 album: Terra
Played at around 10:40am

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Carol Jones
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Hamilton engineer: Carol Stiles