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Pukapuka Talks: Caging Skies

Sunday 27th October 2019

Meet Nelson-based novelist Christine Leunens, whose novel Caging Skies is the inspiration for a major new Hollywood film.

This gripping novel, translated into 17 languages and just republished in a new edition, is about a boy who embraces the Nazi dream and becomes a member of the Hitler Youth, but soon discovers his parents are hiding a young Jewish woman in their home.

A New Zealand-Belgian novelist, Leunens is also the author of two other novels, Primordial Soup and A Can of Sunshine, and an upcoming Franco-NZ historical novel, South of Memory, set at the time of the Rainbow Warrior bombing.

She talks with Kerry Sunderland about Caging Skies’ fascinating journey from page to screen.

Presented by Nelson Arts Festival
Proudly supported by Page & Blackmore and Penguin Random House New Zealand


October 27, 2019


1.30pm; 60 mins, no interval


Nelson & suburbs


Founders Heritage Park
87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson
The Granary Festival Café

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Price $16 (plus TicketDirect service fee)

Tickets from Theatre Royal, Nelson i-SITE, Richmond Mall Info Desk, all TicketDirect outlets ph. 03 548 3840, ext 1; 0800 224 224..


Additional Info

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