Guest details for Saturday Morning 17 April 2010

8:15 Kitty Kelley

American investigative journalist Kitty Kelley is the author of several best-selling unauthorised biographies of celebrities and politicians, including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, the British Royal Family, and the Bush family. Her latest book is Oprah: a Biography (Random, House, ISBN: 978-0307394866).

9:05 Natasha Walter

Natasha Walter is a writer, broadcaster and campaigner. Her new book, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism (Virago, ISBN: 9781844084845), revisits and revises some of the issues raised in her 1998 book, The New Feminism.

9:40 Tommy Tiernan

Controversial Irish comedian Tommy Tiernan has the highest selling DVD sales in his native country and is second only to U2 for live ticket sales, including a record-breaking run of 166 dates in Dublin's 1000-seat theatre, Vicar Street. He also holds the Guinness World Record for the longest stand-up comedy show by an individual (36 hours and 15 minutes in Galway, 2009). He plays one New Zealand show, at Auckland's Sky City on 26 April, as part of the 2010 NZ International Comedy Festival (23 April-16 May).

10:05 Playing Favourites with Káren Hunter

Singer-songwriter Káren Hunter teaches at the University of Auckland on the popular music major of the Bachelor of Music programme, where she mentors young performers. Over the summer she toured nationwide in support of her 2010 album, Words & Groove; that record and 2007's Rubble form the basis for a new show, Scrapyard Cabaret, created for the 2010 Taupo ERUPT Festival (6-16 May). She will perform there with her six-piece band on 8 May, and will play at a Guitar Association of New Zealand gig at the Ponsonby Cruising Club on 21 April.

11:05 Colm Tóibín

Colm Tóibín is an Irish novelist, critic, short story and non-fiction writer. He is the author of over 20 works of fiction and non-fiction, the latest being the novel Brooklyn (Picador, ISBN: 9780330425612). He will be a guest at the 2010 Auckland Writers and Readers Festival (12-16 May).

11:45 Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate de Goldi will discuss three new books: When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Text, ISBN: 978-1-921656-06-4); Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Text, ISBN: 978-1-921656-23-1); The Flying Troutmans by Miriam Toews (Basic Books, ISBN: 978-1-582434-39-1).

Music played during the programme

Playing Favourites with Karen Hunter

Karen Hunter: Purify
From the 2010 album: Words and Groove
Played at around 10:05

Jimi Hendrix: Long Hot Summer Night
From the 1968 album: Electric Ladyland
Played at around 10:15

Karen Hunter: Long Hot Summer Night
From the 2010 album: Words and Groove
Played at around 10:20

Tom Waits: Heartattack and Vine
From the 1980 album: Heartattack and Vine
Played at around 10:35

Lou Reed: New York Telephone Conversation
From the 1972 album: Transformer
(RCA Victor)
Played at around 10:45

Gil Scott-Heron: Where Did the Night Go
From the 2010 album: I'm New Here
Played at around 10:50

Karen Hunter: A Kiss Without a Moustache
Live at Radio New Zealand studio, Auckland
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Chris Adams
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell