Cristina Sanders grew up in the family's Gateway Bookshop in Wellington, where all books were tested on children. She went on to work for some years in book marketing and publishing both in New Zealand and London, and has recently begun writing novels. Her YA manuscript, 'Displaced', inspired by her family's immigration from Norway in the 1870s, won the 2020 Storylines Tessa Duder Award. Jerningham is her first novel for adults. Cristina lives in Hawke's Bay with her family, where she runs on the hills and, whenever she can, sails away on tall ships.
Discussion Panel: Opening History (with Carly Thomas, Tony Chapelle, Jill Darragh, Andi C Buchanan, and Kirsty Powell)
Monday 14 September, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Host Carly Thomas natters to New Zealand authors of historical fiction about delving into research, the value of anecdotal material as clues, contradictory facts and making decisions about how many facts to use. Each author will also read excerpts from their novels.