An Evening with Stephen Daisley

Stephen Daisley imageJoin us at the National Library on 28 November, for an evening of conversation with Randell Cottage writer in residence, Stephen Daisley and Wellington writers, Catherine Robertson and Tracy Farr.

Stephen Daisley is a New Zealand born writer, living and working in Perth. He hit New Zealand headlines in 2016, when his second novel, Coming Rain, took out the inaugural Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize at the New Zealand Book Awards. Although, at that point, something of an unknown quantity in his homeland, Stephen had won or been short- and long-listed for major Australian literary awards, including the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Fiction for his first novel, Traitor, the 2016 Miles Franklin Award and the 2011 Commonwealth Writers prize for best first book.
Stephen’s work addresses themes of masculinity and love, frequently in an historical context. He’s used his time at the Randell Cottage to work on two projects: A Better Place Than This is a picaresque tale of return home – from the mines of Australia to a New Zealand farm, and a meditation on the various forms love assumes in our lives, while The Clearances is an historical novel set in 18th century Scotland, after the Battle of Culloden.

This is a joint event from the Friends of the Randell Cottage, and the National Library of New Zealand.

Time: The venue opens at 5:30pm and the discussion will run from 6:00-7:30pm
Date: 28 November 2017
Venue: Programme Rooms Ground Floor, National Library, Molesworth Street
RSVP: by email to with the words Stephen Daisley in the subject line. (Seating is limited to 80.)

Admission is free but koha in support of the Randell Cottage would be appreciated.