Guest details for Saturday Morning 1 November 2008

8:15 Nicholas Pearson

Nicholas Pearson is publishing director at Fourth Estate, the British publishing house owned since 2000 by HarperCollins. He commissioned Me Cheeta (Fourth Estate, ISBN: 978-0-00-728515-0), the "autobiography" of the former movie star who at 76 is the oldest living chimpanzee ever recorded. He also discusses the future of the publishing industry.

8:45 Cheryl Sucher

Cheryl Sucher is a writer based in New York City and Dunedin. While in New York she works at the bookshop McNally Jackson

9:05 Anne Glover

Professor Anne Glover was appointed Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland in 2006. She holds a Personal Chair of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Aberdeen, and has honorary positions at the Rowett and Macaulay Institutes. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a member of the Natural Environment Research Council, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. She was a keynote speaker at the second Running Hot Conference, which had the theme of Interconnection: NZ Science in the 21st Century, from 29 to 31 October at Te Papa in Wellington.

9:40 Barbara Gibson

Barbara Gibson is the chair of the International Association of Business Communicators, a network of almost 16,000 business communication professionals in over 70 countries. She visited New Zealand for IABC events in Wellington and Christchurch.

10:05 Playing Favourites with David Geary

David Geary writes for theatre, television and film, and is an actor, teacher, poet, fiction writer and blood donor. His short story, Gary Manawatu (1964-2008): Death of a Fence-Post-Modernist, was one of the stories published in The Six Pack Three (NZ Book Month 2008, ISBN: 978-1-877192-34-0). He is currently the Writer in Residence at Victoria University, working on a play about Mark Twain's 1895 lecture tour of New Zealand, and a children's play about a tuatara. He is preparing for the Geary Family Reunion in early 2009.

11:15 Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy has been writing poems, stories picture books and novels for more than forty years. A member of the Order of New Zealand, an Honorary Doctorate of Letters and twice winner of Britain's Carnegie Medal for Children's Literature, she has also been honoured by the Arts Foundation of New Zealand as a Living Icon, received the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction, and been awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contribution to children's literature. Her new young adult novel, The Magician of Hoad (HarperCollins, ISBN 978-1-86950-687-2, ISBN 978-1-86950-764-0), is an epic tale of love and treachery.

Music played on the programme

Sheba: Paekakariki
From the 2008 double album: Sheba
Played at around 8:40am

Eru Dangerspiel: Kevin
From the 2008 album: Great News for the Modern Man
(Riki Gooch/Rhythmethod)
Played at around 11:05am

Playing Favourites with David Geary

The Weakerthans: Sun in an Empty Room
From the 2007 album: Reunion Tour
Played at around 10:15am

Renee-Louise Carafice: (I'm Your) Bodhisattva
From the 2008 album: Tells You To Fight
(Monkey Records)
Played at around 10:30am

Moana and the Moahunters: Treaty
From the 1998 album: Rua
Played at around 10:45am

Tanya Tagaq and Bjork: Ancestors
From the 2004 album: Sinaa
(Ugarte Anaiak)
Played at around 10:50am

The Veronicas: Untouched
From the 2007 album: Hook Me Up
Played at around 10:55am

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith