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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-25-06-2019 - Toby Morris and Gretchen Albrecht
Interviews with NZ writers and poets, visiting authors from around the world and news of local events
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Bookenz-18-06-2019 - Maris O'Rourke.
Interviews with NZ writers and poets, visiting authors from around the world and news of local events
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Bookenz-11-06-2019 - Emma Neale and New Zealand Flash Fiction Day
Interviews with NZ writers and poets, visiting authors from around the world and news of local events
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Bookenz-04-06-2019 - Janet McAlister and Helen Heath
Interviews with NZ writers and poets, visiting authors from around the world and news of local events
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Bookenz-21-05-2019 - Dame Fiona Kidman winner of the Ockham Book Awards fiction prize.
Ruth chats with Dame Fiona Kidman winner of the Ockham Book Awards fiction prize.
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Bookenz-14-05-2019 - Robert Vennell and Chris Mousdale
Book reviews
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Bookenz-07-05-2019 - Margie Thomson and Gail Ingram
Morrin and Ruth chat with Margie Thomson and Gail Ingram
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Bookenz-30-04-2019 - Ruth Hanover and Tina Clough
Ruth Hanover and Tina Clough
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Bookenz-23-04-2019 - Tina Shaw and Philippa Werry
Interviews with Tina Shaw and Philippa Werry
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Bookenz-16-04-2019 - Elizabeth Smither and Rosie Belton
Ruth and Morrin chat with Elizabeth Smither and Rosie Belton
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Bookenz-09-04-2019 - Maxine Alterio and Margaret Long
Maxine Alterio and Margaret Long
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Bookenz-02-04-2019 - Nicky Pellegrino, Victoria Broome

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Bookenz-26-03-2019 - Chloe Philips - Harris, Rachael King
Chloe Philips - Harris, Rachael King
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Bookenz-19-03-2019 - Anna Rogers and Sugar Magnolia Wilson
Anna Rogers and Sugar Magnolia Wilson
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Bookenz-12-03-2019 - Deborah Shepard
Ruth chats with Author Deborah Shepard
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Bookenz-05-03-2019 - Brandy Scott and Karen Hay
Ruth and Morin review Brandy Scott's first novel "Not Bad People" and Karen Hay "Winged Helmet White Horse"
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Bookenz-26-02-2019 - Fleur Adcock and Peter Wells
Ruth chats to Fleur Adcock and Morran chats with Peter Wells who sadly died last week.
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Bookenz-19-02-2019 - Owen Marshall and Adrienne Jensen
Ruth and Moran talk to Owen Marshall and Adrienne Jensen
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Bookenz-12-02-2019 - Roger Robinson and Catherine Robertson
Great book reviews
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Bookenz-05-02-2019 - Ockhan Book awards
Anna Rogers - Ockham Book Awards Finalist
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Bookenz-05-02-2019 - Anna Rogers
The New Zealand Ockham Book Awards - Anna Rogers
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