3:30PM Sunday, 27 October, 2019 NZST  at  Granary Festival Café, Founders Park, Nelson
Nelson Arts Festival presents BACKING WILD CARDS

Discover what happens when you team up feminist writer and playwright Renée, ONZM (born 1929), with journalist and debut novelist Becky Manawatu (born 1982).

Renée, one of Becky's writing heroes, recommended that Makaro Press publish the debut author's novel, and yet they've never met. Renée calls her first foray into crime fiction, The Wild Card, 'cosy noir'. She has championed Manawatu's debut novel Aue since its first reading. The two will meet for the first time at the Festival and discuss their new novels and what delights them about each other's work. Chaired by Mary McCallum.

Books will be on sale at the Page & Blackmore Festival Bookstore