18:00 pmKarori Public Library
247 Karori Road
Are you a fan of mysteries? The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with Wellington City Libraries, invites booklovers to a fun evening of criminally good conversation featuring four acclaimed local storytellers. 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award winner Jennifer Lane chairs a panel discussion with Rajorshi Chakraborti, Helen Vivienne Fletcher, and Rodney Strong on how they craft memorable characters and page-turning storylines, and infuse their books with real-life issues and insights into people and society. WHEN: Friday 9 April 2021 WHERE: Karori Library, 247 Karori Road, Wellington WHEN: 6pm This is a free event. Rajorshi Chakraborti is a novelist, essayist and short story writer who grew up in Calcutta and Mumbai. The author of six novels, he was longlisted for the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. His latest novel SHAKTI is a supernatural mystery thriller set in India. Helen Vivienne Fletcher is a playwright, poet, writing teacher & children's author. She has been shortlisted for the Joy Cowley Award, was named Outstanding Young Playwright at the Wellington Theatre Awards. and was a finalist for the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards. Jennifer Lane is a copywriter, short story writer, and author. Her short stories have been published in journals and magazines in New Zealand and Australia. Jennifer's debut novel, ALL OUR SECRETS, won the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel. Rodney Strong is a Porirua author who left his day job in 2016 to follow his lifelong dream of being a writer. He has now published ten novels for children and adults, including four Ghostly Hitchhiker mysteries and three Silvermoon Retirement Village mysteries.