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.