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Grey Lynn Library to host Auckland authors


June 4, 2002

Grey Lynn Library to host Auckland authors

Trout, tastebuds and travel will be the hot topics of discussion at the Grey Lynn Community Library on Tuesday, June 18, when three successful local authors talk about their work and the inspiration behind it.

Readers and would-be writers will gain valuable tips at the free writers’ night, which runs from 5.30pm to 7pm and features Ron Giles, Peta Mathias and Denis Baker.

Ron Giles has spent 30 years flyfishing and has travelled around New Zealand in search of the perfect catch. He shares his experiences in his book Hooked on Trout and has “inside” information about trout waters known only to local anglers and their friends.

Peta Mathias will discuss several books she has written about her journeys into the culinary world, including Insatiable and Don’t get saucy with me, Bernaise. Mathias says she gets her enthusiasm for flavour and exotic foods from her travels. She has worked as a nurse, a counsellor in Canada, a chef and restaurant owner in New Zealand and on luxury barges in France.

Denis Baker’s short stories have appeared in many New Zealand publications such as Metro, Grace and Takahe, and his work has been broadcast on Radio New Zealand. His first collection, Floating Lines was published in 2000, and his first novel, On a Distant Island, is due in September. Baker has also travelled extensively and lived in Australia, the United States and England.

He is the 2002 Buddle Findlay Frank Sargeson Fellow.


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