In Conversation: Liz Nugent and Kirsten McDougall

Thursday 3 October 2019 at 6.30pm
Karori Library Wellington New Zealand

We attended this delightful free event at Karori Library whilst in Wellington. It was a friendly and well organised gathering with a cup of tea and light refreshments on arrival and a well-paced discussion between the two writers. The Wellington Library service is to be congratulated on providing high quality free events like this one. Great to be introduced to a local (NZ) writer’s work as well as the dark tales of Liz Nugent.

Liz Nugent, who was named Irish Woman of the Year in Literature in 2017, chats to Wellington writer Kirsten McDougall about turning to psychological thrillers after a career in Irish radio and television, and the art of getting inside the heads of monstrous characters.

Liz has published three novels Unravelling Oliver, Lying in Wait, and Skin Deep – which have all been  bestsellers and have collectively won four Irish Book Awards. Lying in Wait was voted Readers’ Choice for the British Richard and Judy Book Club.

In 2018, Kirsten McDougall’s second book Tess was a finalist for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel and longlisted for the Acorn Prize for Fiction at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.