What (or who) are you most looking forward to at WORD Christchurch?
I’m really excited about both the events I’m involved in. I’ve been a huge fan of food writer Ruth Reichl for years, have read all her memoirs and enjoyed her debut novel so to be appearing at a morning tea with her is a huge thrill. And Diane Setterfield‘s book The Thirteenth Tale is one of my all-time favourites so I’m looking forward to chairing a session with her. My only concern is that I may be a little starstruck by them both!
What do you think about libraries?
If I’m honest I’d like people to buy their very own copy of my books – make that several copies! After all it’s how I make a living. But for many that’s not possible. Certainly when I was a kid my parents couldn’t afford many books and our weekly trip to the local library to stock up on new reading was an essential part of life. So I think libraries are wondrous places filed with possibilities and surprises and adventures and learning and stories, lots and lots of stories.
Share a surprising fact about yourself.
When I was at primary school my parents were told my reading skills were way below average … fortunately I caught up!
- Nicky Pellegrino appears at WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival in:
Delicious: Friday 29 August, 10am
The Storyteller: Saturday 30 August, 3.30pm
- Search our catalogue for books by Nicky Pellegrino
- Read more Festival guest picks and WORD Christchurch posts.