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Bookenz - Johana Preston and Jenny Pattrick( 0:27:18)       
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Interviews with NZ writers and poets, visiting authors from around the world and news of local events
Published: 24/05/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Robert Sullivan and Erik Kennedy( 0:27:40)       
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Ruth talks to Robert Sullivan about his first collection and Morrin talks to Erik Kennedy about his book "Another Beautiful Day Indoors"
Published: 17/05/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Anglea Caughey and Charity Norman( 0:25:12)       
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Ruth speaks with Angela Caughey about her book 'A Better Brain for Life' and Morrin chats with Charity Norman about her new book 'Remember Me'
Published: 10/05/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Keri Bloomfield and Anna Jackson( 0:27:33)       
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Ruth chats with author Keri Bloomfield about her new book 'Nothing Like a Dane' and Morrin speaks with poet Anna Jackson about her collection 'Actions and Travels'
Published: 3/05/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Deborah Challinor and John Walsh( 0:23:41)       
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Ruth chats with historical novelist Deborah Challinor about her new book ' The Leonard Girls' and Morrin talks with architectural writer John Walsh about his new book 'Wellington Architecture - A Walking Guide'
Published: 26/04/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Steve Braunias and Lloyd Jones( 0:24:16)       
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Ruth chats with Steve Braunias about his newest book and Morrin talks with Lloyd Jones about his novel 'The Fish'
Published: 19/04/2022 10:00:00 a.m.
Bookenz - Christine Leunens and Lisa Mead( 0:24:39)       
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Ruth chats with author Christine Leunens about her book 'In Amber's Wake' and Morrin talks with Lisa Mead about her book 'Breaking Good'
Published: 12/04/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Patricia Bell and Gregory O'Brien( 0:25:42)       
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Ruth chats with Patricia Bell about her book 'The Library of Unfinished Business' and Morrin speaks with poet and painter Greg O'Brien about his new collection 'House and Contents'
Published: 5/04/2022 8:45:00 a.m.
Bookenz - Maria Samuela and Juliet Batten( 0:25:21)       
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Morrin speaks with Maria Samuela about her short story collection 'Beats of the Pa'u' and Ruth speaks with Juliet Batten about 'The Pomegranate Journal - Reflective writing on the art of getting older, one day at a time.
Published: 29/03/2022 10:00:00 a.m.
Bookenz- Rebekah Ballagh and Sally Blundell( 0:24:48)       
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Ruth speaks with Rebekah Ballagh about her book 'Words of Comfort' and Morrin speaks with Sally Blundell about 'Ravenscar House'
Published: 22/03/2022 10:00:00 a.m.
Bookenz - Liam McIlvaney and Maggie Rainey-Smith( 0:26:56)       
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Ruth chats with novelist Liam McIlvaney about his new book 'The Heretic' and Morrin speaks with poet Maggie Rainey-Smith about her collection 'Formica'
Published: 15/03/2022 10:00:00 a.m.
Bookenz - Graeme Lay and Nicky Pelligrino( 0:24:52)       
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Morrin talks with Graeme Lay about his book ' Larry and Viv', and Ruth chats to Nicky Pelligrino about her book on menopause ' Don't Sweat It'
Published: 8/03/2022 10:00:00 a.m.
Bookenz - Tessa Duder and Alexander McKinnon( 0:26:58)       
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Ruth chats with Tessa Duder about her award winning classic 'Night Race to Kawau', and Morrin talks with Alexander McKinnon about his first book ' Come Back to Mona Vale'
Published: 1/03/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Tina Clough and Sue Allison( 0:25:33)       
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Ruth chats with crime writer Tina Clough about her new book ' The Shadow Broker' and Morrin talks with Sue Allison about her book ' Friends In Deed'
Published: 22/02/2022 10:00:00 a.m.
Bookenz - Matt McEvoy and Catherine Robertson( 0:27:29)       
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Morrin chats with Matt McEvoy about his new book '30 Queer Lives' and Ruth speaks with Catherine Robertson about her newest novel 'Spellbound'
Published: 15/02/2022 8:00:00 a.m.
Bookenz - Nikki Crutchley and Richard Shaw( 0:28:16)       
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Ruth speaks with crime writer Nikki Crutchley about her new book 'To The Sea', and Morrin chats with Richard Shaw about his memoir 'The Forgotten Coast'
Published: 8/02/2022 10:00:00 a.m.
Bookenz - Sir Alan Mark( 0:18:38)       
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Ruth speaks with academic Sir Alan Mark about his book 'Above the Treeline'
Published: 1/02/2022 1:02:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Stephanie Parkyn and James Norcliffe( 0:25:30)       
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Ruth chats with Stephanie Parkyn about her new novel 'The Freedom of Birds' and to James Norcliffe about his book 'The Frog Prince'
Published: 25/01/2022 10:00:00 a.m.
Bookenz - Sue Orr and Annette Lees( 0:26:52)       
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Interviews with NZ writers and poets, visiting authors from around the world and news of local events
Published: 4/01/2022 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Tina Shaw and Catherine Robertson( 0:23:32)       
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Interviews with NZ writers and poets, visiting authors from around the world and news of local events
Published: 21/12/2021 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Rosetta Allan and Alec Bruce( 0:26:52)       
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Interviews with NZ writers and poets, visiting authors from around the world and news of local events
Published: 14/12/2021 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Paul Kilgour and Jeffrey Paparoa Holman( 0:27:12)       
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Interviews with NZ writers and poets, visiting authors from around the world and news of local events
Published: 7/12/2021 12:00:00 p.m.
Bookenz - Juliet Nicholas, Sue Allison and Isa Pearl Richie( 0:24:57)       
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Interviews with NZ writers and poets, visiting authors from around the world and news of local events
Published: 30/11/2021 12:00:00 p.m.

Produced at PlainsFM. With a life long passion for books and growing passion for New Zealand authors, programme hosts Ruth Todd and Morrin Rout utilise 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. Bookenz organises several fundraising events each year with touring writers which have proven to be very popular events to the wider community. 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.


Host: Ruth Todd and Morrin Rout
Produced By: Ruth Todd and Morrin Rout
Language: English
Category: Arts and Culture
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