Leaving on a jet plane..but back on Monday

Unlike Mr Richard I have no typo-issues with the word Festival/Festical or even Auckland, only Christcrutch gives me gyp, so I leave with a spring in my step and say brin git on….

Festival highlights hopefully for me will include not cocking up interviews with Monica Ali and Kirsty Gunn, so if any of you out there want sensible questions asked, rather than my own unique brand of random interrogation, then this may be your last chance.

I’ve also been reading some interesting articles by and about Karachi based Mohammed Hanif, author of  A case of exploding mangoes and am keen to hear about his writing, the political situation in Pakistan and his decision to relocate there after 12 years in London.

I’m leaving all the clever clogs science, economics and political authors to my clever clogs colleagues with one author exception, Richard Dawkins. Sadly we are not to be graced by Dawkins physical presence but are instead going to experience him “on the big screen”. Apparently this event is a first in New Zealand and I’ll be there to mock in an ignorant and offensive fashion if the technology stuffs up, huzzah!

With fourteen events and interviews I’m expecting to be even busier than …eh, Paris Hilton, so watch this space.

5 thoughts on “Leaving on a jet plane..but back on Monday

  1. jane 13 May 2009 / 3:44 pm

    Have a great time Joycie. It all looks rather daunting, and full of authors that I don’t know – but I’m sure I will be enlightened once you wonderful bloggers have filled us all in on the highlights and lowlights of life in the fast lane.

  2. Philip 13 May 2009 / 4:00 pm

    Hi Joyce

    I hope you had a terrific time and meet some interesting scribblers. Are there any Scottish writers there this year?

  3. joyciescotland 13 May 2009 / 6:38 pm

    Well Philip, Kirsty Gunn is a Dundee resident and a Kiwi so I’m having a chat with her. No alcohol will be involved for obvious reasons..hahaha!

  4. Ivanova Victoria 14 May 2009 / 12:25 pm

    hi Joycie, wishing you a great time there in Auckland and will be eagerly awaiting for any bits of your exciting bloggers, see you soon, Victoria

  5. Donna 14 May 2009 / 7:12 pm

    Have a fabulous time team, will be looking forward to reading and listening to all your doings from afar.

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