Lunchtime Author Event: Dame Fiona Kidman

12:00 pm
12:45 pm
Unity Books
57 Willis Street
Wellington

Join authors Dame Fiona Kidman and Redmer Yska in conversation, to mark the publication of Kidman's new novel 'This Mortal Boy'.

Albert Black was the second to last person to be executed in New Zealand. He was just 20 years old. He was hanged as a murderer, though in researching her latest novel, Fiona is convinced there was a strong case for manslaughter on the grounds of self-defence. There are lots of fascinating elements in this compelling novel: teenage love, bodgies and teddy boys, child immigrants, a trial, prison and execution.

As ever, Fiona has written a novel that is believable, revealing, and insightful about our country, about us.