Getting to know the ‘How to Get Published’ Event Panel: Catherine Robertson

Join us on Saturday 1 December, 1.30 pm at the Central Library for a public talk and Q&A session on “How to get published”. There is a great panel for this exciting event made up of experts from New Zealand’s publishing industry.

As a precursor to our “How To Get Published” event, we are going to do a weekly feature blog on each member of the panel and their specialist areas of interest in the publishing world.

This week’s featured panelist: Catherine Robertson!

Catherine Robertson’s five novels have all been number one New Zealand bestsellers. Her fourth novel, The Hiding Places, won the 2015 Nelson Libraries Award for NZ Fiction. She grew up in Wellington and has spent time in both San Francisco and the United Kingdom before returning home to New Zealand. In 2015 she completed the MA in Creative Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University. Catherine reviews contemporary fiction for The New Zealand Listener, is a regular guest on RNZ’s The Panel as well as a book critic with Jesse Mulligan. She’s chaired and appeared at numerous writers’ festivals and is on the board of LitCrawl and the Book Awards Trust. Catherine’s latest novel is Gabriel’s Bay (Black Swan) and its sequel What You Wish For is out next January.