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Author's home visit

Well loved Hawkes Bay novelist Charity Norman joined Napier 011 for their latest book group meeting.

"Charity was a fascinating, delightful guest and we all loved hearing about her writing journey and the history behind her books," writes Convenor Liz Read.

The group had read Norman's third novel The Son-in-Law in February. 

"Our discussion was greatly enriched by having the author of the book [we'd] read join us for our monthly get-together," says Liz. "Many group members have been reading other books of Charity’s flat-out since and we can’t wait until the release of her next novel!"

Norman moved to New Zealand in 2002. She and fellow writer Anna Mackenzie headlined a Book Night event run by BDS in Napier last year. That event was standing room only, with more than 100 people squeezed into Napier's Community Arts Centre to hear the two authors in conversation about their books, the writing process and how living in the Hawkes Bay influences them.

 

Author Charity Norman (seated in the brown chair) amidst members of Napier 011.  Behind the lens is member Shona Grace.

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