9 Dec 2018

Karyn Hay: making a name as a novelist

From Sunday Morning, 11:30 am on 9 December 2018

Karyn Hay is still remembered for presenting Radio With Pictures from 1980-1986 and RNZ listeners will know her from her show Lately, with Karyn Hay. But Karyn is also an author of note. Her first novel "Emerald Budgies" won the NZSA Hubert Church Best First Book award in 2001. In 2004 she was awarded a Frank Sargeson Fellowship and her second book March of the Foxgloves in 2016 was a No 1 bestseller on the NZ fiction list. That firmly cemented her as a writer and she was a Michael King Resident in 2018 and mentor for NZSA. Her third novel is Winged Helmet, White Horse, described as a darkly comic psychological drama set in contemporary London.