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Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles

Sarah Myles is a Wellington-born writer currently living in Hawke's Bay. Her first book, 'Towards the Mountain - A Story of Grief and Hope Forth Years on From Erebus', uncovers her grandfather's journey home to New Zealand following the Erebus Disaster. Myles interweaves the story of her grandfather, who died on the ill-fated 1979 flight to Antarctica, with those of his fellow passengers and the first responders. A very personal reflection on the legacy of grief and the possibility of hope, forty years on from the crash. 'Towards the Mountain' was been shortlisted for the 2020 Ockham NZ Books Awards. She received a 2018 NZ Society of Authors mentorship and received a Lilian Ida Smith Award Honourable Mention.


SESSION DESCRIPTION:

Author Talk

Sunday 13 September, 4:30pm - 6:00pm 

Join Sarah Myles as she explores her writing journey in 'Towards the Mountain'. Learn how to research and write family history amid political and social controversy, the value of source documents and interviews, and how to deal with conflicting accounts in storytelling. Sarah will explore touchstones as an entry-point to memory, and the transformative power of radical hope.