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New Zealand 

Saturday, October 15th, 2016
Pacific Crystal Palace Spiegeltent
(Havelock North Village Green, 35 Te Mata Road, Festival site access from Napier Road)
Back in the day, books aimed at a female audience were tagged ‘cozy’ ‘a beach read’ a ‘cardy read’.
Even today, books are likely to be marketed to female audiences as ‘romance’ or ‘chick-lit’, and to male audiences as a ‘thriller’. Are we diminishing great writing by forcing it into gender distinctions? Lizzie Russell leads international best selling authors Nalini Singh and Charity Norman in a discussion of historically annoying distinctions, along with their work and life experiences.


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