Felicity Price

Felicity Price

Felicity Price is one of sixty authors who attended The Press Christchurch Writers Festival from September 4th to 7th, 2008

Here’s another one of those amazing, busy, talented and passionate women that the New Zealand writers’ scene seems to be full of at present. Felicity Price has had a long and varied journalism career, including writing credits with North and South, the Listener and New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. In the last few years, as well as running her own PR business, she has also written for Radio New Zealand and TVNZ, and appeared on TV in panel show Beauty and the Beast.

More recently she began writing novels, with her fifth book A Sandwich Short of a Picnic being published in April of this year (2008). Her first three books were a blend of historical and contemporary, and the most recent two have been described as having a ‘breezy style, wry humour and honest portrayal of a woman’s lot’ (The Press, April 2005). She talks about the process of writing as being ‘just as exciting as reading a novel - only it takes an awful lot longer’, and talks about how when she begins a story her burning need to finish it is just as much about finding out for herself what will happen to her characters.

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