Living with Maurice

Sunday 26 September


Sunday 26 September




Lake Tekapo Community Hall



Philip Temple talks with his wife, poet and memoirist Diane Brown, about living for seven years with the ghost of Maurice Shadbolt while he researched and wrote of the life, loves and works of this leading 20th century novelist for Life As a Novel. What can or can’t or should be put in? What does it tell us about the society and times that Shadbolt lived through? This session promises to be revelatory not only about the biographical process but also about the stresses and strains - and essential support - between two writers who live and work together while the ghost of another lies between them.