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Bookenz

With a life long passion for books and for New Zealand authors, programme hosts Ruth Todd and Morrin Rout utilize their wealth of radio broadcasting experience to bring you Bookenz, a weekly programme that brings you the latest on new books and their authors, from both New Zealand and abroad.

Developed as a continuation from the book review segment on “Women on Air” (a programme Ruth and Morrin were involved in for an impressive 20 years!), Bookenz is bursting with book talk, reviews, interviews with writers and poets, and also news of local literary events. Here in New Zealand we have some of the best authors in the world, and while these writers are recognised overseas they often go unnoticed in their home country! Bookenz supports these New Zealand authors and gives listeners the best new books to add to their library. 

Join Ruth and Morrin as they interview emerging or existing authors, discussing their best and latest work. For new authors there can be a hard road ahead, and the programme wishes to promote these talented authors. Covering an eclectic mix of books, from fiction and non-fiction to even the occasional cookbook, Bookenz is your programme to discover the next book to curl up with on a sunny Canterbury day.

If you have a passion for reading and wish to support our local New Zealand authors, tune in to Bookenz on 96.9 Plains FM weekly at 12pm on Tuesdays, repeated 12:30pm on Saturdays. 
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Bookenz-16-10-2018 Bronwyn Labrum and Jane Toleton.
A Suffrage 125 episode!
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Bookenz-09-10-2018 Jennifer Lane and Nick Lowe
Winner of the Ngaio Marsh 1st published crime novel, Jennifer Lane and Christchurch writer Nick Lowe, winner of the CLNZ award
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Bookenz-02-10-2018 Alison Glenny and Sam Duckor Jones
Ruth and Morrin chat with NZ poets.
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Bookenz-25-09-2018 Jennifer Andrewes and Tina Makareti
Ruth and Morrin chat with authors about their books.
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Bookenz-18-09-2018 Nod Ghosh and Erik Kennedy
Morrin chats to writers about their recent books.
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Bookenz-11-09-2018 Lizzie Marvelly and Kerrin P. Sharpe
Ruth and Morrin chat with NZ authors.
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Bookenz-04-09-2018 Cilla McQueen and Michelle Elvy
Ruth and Morrin discuss and review books with their authors and editors.
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Bookenz-28-08-2018 Kat Merewether and Annabel Wilson
Ruth discusses NZ Poetry Day.
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Bookenz-21-08-2018 Chessie Henry & Kate Duignan
Morrin and Ruth discuss books with their authors.
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Bookenz-14-08-2018 Non Fiction and Overall winner of The Margaret Mahy Children's and Young Adult Book of the Year Award: Gavin Bishop and Vanda Symon
Ruth speaks with Gavin Bishop and Vanda Symon who discuss the finalists for the Ngaio Marsh Crime Awards.
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Bookenz-07-08-2018 Selina Tusitala Marsh and Catherine Robertson

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Bookenz-31-07-2018 Barbara Else and Gavin Bishop
We play some old interviews that are relevant to the upcoming Christchurch Word Festival.
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Bookenz-24-07-2018 Word Christchurch Festival 2018 - Rachael King
Ruth and Rachael discuss the Word Christchurch Festival. Featuring: Irvine Welsh, Denise Mina, A.J. Finn, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Ted Chiang, Catherine Chidgey, Tom Scott, Hollie McNish, Hera Lindsay Bird, Omar Musa, Juno Dawson, Paula Morris, Charlotte Grimshaw, Diana Wichtel, Lloyd Jones, Philip Hoare and many, many more.
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Bookenz-17-07-2018 Fiona Kidman
Ruth Todd speaks with author Fiona Kidman about her new novel This Mortal Boy
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Bookenz-10-07-2018 Kirsten McDougall and Laurence Fearnley
Ruth plays a repeat of a talk she had with Kirsten McDougall about her crime novel 'Tess' and Morrin speaks with Laurence Fearnley about her new collection of NZ alpine writing
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Bookenz-26-06-2018 Apirana Taylor and Amy Head
Morrin interviews two New Zealand novelists.
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Bookenz-19-06-2018 Julie Thomas, Heather McQuillan and Zoe Meager. NZ Flash Fiction Day
Julie Thomas completed her fictional trilogy of g German/Jewish family in the 2nd World War with 'Levi's War'. NZ Flash Fiction Day is being celebrated on Friday 22nd June. Heather McQuillan and Zoe Meager read their stories and talk about the genre.
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Bookenz-12-06-2018 Ngaio Marsh Crime Awards Long List
Paul Cleave and Alan Carter
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Bookenz-05-06-2018 Louise Deans

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Bookenz-29-05-2018 Diana Wichtel and Elizabeth Smither
Diana Wichtel and Elizabeth Smither
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Bookenz-22-05-2018 NZ Premier Book Awards
Rachel Eadie from Scorpio Books discusses the winners and we replay a chat with Morrin and fiction winner Pip Adam
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Bookenz-15-05-2018 Linda Olsson and Rajorshi Chakraborti
Linda Olsson and Rajorshi Chakraborti
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Bookenz-08-05-2018 David Hill and Michelle A'Court
David Hill and Michelle A'Court
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Bookenz-01-05-2018 Tess Redgrave and Michael Belgrave
Tess Redgrave and Michael Belgrave
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Bookenz-24-04-2018 Glyn Harper and Tina Shaw
Ruth and Morrin interview Glyn Harper and Tina Shaw
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Bookenz-22-11-2016-Peta Mathias and Glenn Colquhoun
Poet and doctor Glenn Colquhoun looks at how he reconciles both poetry and medicine, and comedian and writer Peta Mathias with 'Never put all your eggs in one bastard'
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