Books and Beyond: Tina Shaw


This week Karen chats with author Tina Shaw about her new YA novel Ursa, which was just launched at the 2019 Storylines Margaret Mahy National Award Day here in Auckland. 

Listen to this episode on the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

Ursa is a chilling exploration of totalitarianism set in an alternate world, inspired by Tina’s time living in Berlin for the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writer’s Residency.

Tina’s YA novel Make a hard fist was an Auckland Libraries Top 100 for 2018.

Auckland Libraries' radio show Books and Beyond explores the world of books with guest authors, recommended reads, gems from the Central City Library basement and… beyond.

Catch us on Planet FM104.6, Sundays at 9.35pm. Recent shows can be listened to as podcasts via the Auckland Libraries SoundCloud.

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