Events, interviews and writing

Upcoming events:

Auckland Writers Festival 14-19 May 2024

Sydney Writers Festival ‘Your Favourite’s Favourite’ with Charlotte Wood 24 April 2024









Brisbane Writers Festival 30 May – 2 June 2024









Recent events, interviews and other writing:

Newcastle Writers Festival 2024 events

Emily was interviewed by Kim Hill and joined Stacey Morrison, Tusiata Avia and Anahera Gildea on stage for the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2024

Radio New Zealand’s Best of the Fest Panel: Emily reviewed The National and Lost Lear at the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts

‘[Lioness is] brilliant, hilarious’ Virginia Fallon, Sunday Star-Times interview

Emily interviewed Scott Devendorf, bass player from The National for North & South

Bad Advice for Good Characters at LitCrawl 2023

Emily appeared at the 2023 Word Christchurch Festival

ABC The Book Show interview with Claire Nichols

North & South interview with Colin Hogg

‘Emily Perkins on Identity, Visibility and Feminism’ for The Stories Behind the Story with Better Reading

‘Razor-sharp… blistering’ interview with Mel Fulton on 3RRR’s Literati Glitterati

Nine to Noon interview with Kathryn Ryan on RNZ about Lioness and other work

‘Well worth waiting for’ A write-up of Emily’s Writers on Mondays event at Te Papa

Emily is interviewed by David Pine for Frontline, India

The Feminine Gaze panel discussion at the 2023 Jaipur International Literary Festival

In conversation with Chimi Nangsel Dorji for Bhutan Echoes literary festival, Drukyul’s Digital Salon

2022: Playing Favourites with Kim Hill on Saturday Morning on RNZ

2022: Emily’s short story The Warning is shortlisted for the Sargeson Short Story Prize
2020: Emily and other writers report on the covid pandemic in their countries, for The Observer
2019: The Introduction to Text Classics’ edition of A Fence Around the Cuckoo by Ruth Park

2017: Emily talks about writing on Radio New Zealand

2014: Feeling Things: On objects and the sensory world in Katherine Mansfield’s fiction, for the Journal of NZ Literature

2016: Emily is interviewed about her writing process by Charlotte Wood, for Charlotte’s acclaimed collection of writer interviews, The Writer’s Room

2012: The Introduction for the Text Classics edition of Katherine Mansfield: Selected Stories

2011: On the Christchurch earthquakes, for the Guardian

2010: Interview with Adrian Kinnaird for his NZ comics blog, From Earth’s End

2010: Quick Ten questions on Helen Heath’s literary blog

2008: Interview with Katy Guest in The Independent

2008: An interview with Paula Morris in the NZ Listener

2008: Interview with Kerry Clare in her literary blog Pickle Me This, Canada.

Linda Burgess’s review of The Good Word Junior for the Dominion Post

Working with Words: Emily Perkins – a short interview with The Wheeler Centre.