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28 Oct
University of Waikato - Tauranga View Map
60 Mins
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The Big Stuff

Emily Perkins is one of our most celebrated authors, but it’s been eleven years since readers devoured a new novel from her. One of the most anticipated novels of 2023, Lioness, was released in July, and was recently described by Primer as “Succession with a much-needed dose of feminism”.

Lioness navigates the faultlines of mid-life change, asking if it’s actually possible to change your life. What are the masks we wear and how hard is it to tear them off?

Emily talks to Claire Mabey, deep-diving into the big stuff which is alive in her work: the fifty something experience, self-doubt, and how you can grapple with and find agency.

Supported by Books A Plenty and Craigs Investment Partners

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