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STELLA DUFFY: IN DAME NGAIO’S FOOTSTEPS

Monday 15 May

Stella Duffy is heading to Christchurch for the 2017 WORD Christchurch Autumn Season in association with Auckland Writers Festival.

Stella Duffy
 has the great distinction of being asked to complete Dame Ngaio Marsh’s unfinished novel Money in the Morgue, and she is well qualified for the task. New Zealand-raised, London-based Duffy has distinguished herself as a writer of crime fiction, with two Crime Writers’ Association Dagger awards under her belt, and of historical and literary fiction. Like Marsh, she is also immersed in the theatrical world. As the co-director of Fun Palaces, she was recently awarded an OBE for Services to the Arts. Duffy will talk with writer and editor Liz Grant about her latest books — crime novel The Hidden Room and historical novel London Lies Beneath – as well her creative life and her pursuit of one of the original Queens of Crime, Dame Ngaio Marsh.

The Autumn Season in association with Auckland Writers Festival runs from 14-17 May 2017. For the full programme, visit http://wordchristchurch.co.nz

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