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Frontseat, this Sunday 17th April, 10.30pm TV One

Frontseat, this Sunday 17th April, 10.30pm TV One


Oliver Driver meets Nigel Cox, who's home from Berlin (where with fellow NZer Ken Gorbey he headed the team that created the Jewish Museum) to prepare for the launch of his next novel Responsibility at Auckland Writers & Readers Festival. But it's his last novel that's still attracting headlines. Cox met his match in Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc when the Tarzan creator's company caught up with his most recent novel Tarzan Presley. If you own a copy, you will be one of the few; legal action prevents it from being published outside New Zealand and beyond its first print-run within New Zealand.


On Frontseat's debut show last year we asked what the chances were of New Zealand artists getting a cut from secondary sales of their works. They seemed fairly slim back then, but now a gallery in Wellington has introduced resale royalties. Meanwhile, respected artist Michael Smither has been doing this for years. Jeremy Hansen investigates.


As Auckland Writers & Readers Festival approaches, Kelly Ana Morey, Anna Livesy and Emily Perkins all recall their student days as Julie Hill quizzes them on the benefits and pitfalls of writing within an institution and examines the criticisms of creative writing courses.


Writer and advertising creative guy Cleve Cameron is launching his debut novel The Beop! with a gimmick-filled marketing campaign run by the 'Beoperation Corporation'. And when you buy the book, you get more than a sheaf of paper...

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