Guest details for Saturday Morning 8 November 2008

8:12 Jamil Anderlini

New Zealand journalist Jamil Anderlini has lived and worked in China for most of the past nine years, and is now Beijing deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times newspaper. Formerly he was Beijing business correspondent for the South China Morning Post and chief editor of the China Economic Review. A graduate of Victoria and AUT universities, he won the Society of Publishers in Asia award for excellence in business reporting in 2006, and comments on China for the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Sky News and Al Jazeera. Jamil was a guest speaker at the Foreign Policy in Asia Media Seminar organised by the Asia New Zealand Foundation in Auckland on 4 November.

8:30 Mary Fowler

Professor C Mary Rutherford Fowler is Professor of Geophysics in the Earth Sciences Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the 2008 Royal Society of New Zealand Distinguished Speaker, visiting Christchurch, Nelson, Dunedin, Auckland, Hamilton, New Plymouth and Palmerston North for speaking engagements from 10 November through 3 December. She is the great-grand-daughter of Ernest Rutherford. (A radio production of Stuart Hoar's play Rutherford will play on 9 November on Radio New Zealand National to mark the centenary of the Nobel Prize presentation, and be repeated on 10 December.)

9:05 Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig is a Professor of Law at Stanford University and founded its Center for Internet and Society. A world-leading cyberlaw expert, advocate of free copyright laws, and co-founder of Creative Commons, he is the author of the 2001 book The Future of Ideas, the 2004 book Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity (Penguin Press, ISBN: 1594200068), and the just-published book Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy (Penguin Press, ISBN: 978-1594201721). He is currently active in work to reform Congress in the United States. Professor Lessig was invited to Auckland to give a keynote address at the Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa conference (2-5 November), and a free public lecture at The University of Auckland. You can watch one of his presentations here.

9:45 Glyn Harper

Professor Glyn Harper heads the Centre for Defence Studies at Massey University in Palmerston North. A former teacher and officer in the Australian and New Zealand armies, he has authored several books on military history. His latest book is Images of War: World War One (HarperCollins, ISBN 978-1-86950-676-6), featuring unauthorised photographs taken by soldiers.

10:05 Playing Favourites with Anthony McCarten

Novelist, playwright and filmmaker Anthony McCarten co-wrote New Zealand's most commercially successful play, Ladies Night. He has written nine other plays and four novels, and directed three feature films. The latest of these, Show of Hands, is adapted from his most recent novel (Vintage, ISBN: 9781869419950), and had its New Zealand premiere on 4 November in New Plymouth, where it was filmed. It will be released nationwide from 13 November; here's the trailer: