Thom Conroy is the author of two novels, 'The Salted Air' and 'The Naturalist', both with Penguin Random-House. He is the editor of the essay collection 'Home' (Massey University Press). His short fiction, widely published in literary journals in U.S. and New Zealand, including The Colorado Review, Prairie Schooner, Alaska Quarterly Review, New England Review and many others, has also been recognized by Best American Short Stories and received various awards, including the Katherine Ann Porter Prize in Fiction and the Sunday Star Times Short Fiction Competition. He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Massey University.
Author Talk (with Gopal Poudyel)
Saturday 12 September, 10:45am - 12:30pm
Thom Conroy talks with Gopal Poudyel author of 'Far from Home', about his experiences as a Bhutanese refugee in Nepal and New Zealand and how he came to reside in Palmerston North. There will also be readings from his book.
Sunday 13 September, 9:30am - 11:00am
Join Thom, writer and Creative Writing Lecturer, as he talks about class and fiction writing, featuring a reading from Inland, his latest novel-in-progress followed by a whole group discussion about class and fiction in the contemporary environment.