OF FAMILY & FRAILTIES
Is our destiny written in our DNA? Do we ever recover from past losses? Two NZ writers respond. In Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death Caroline Barron tells of her near-fatal experience and the following six years she spends unravelling her family’s secret-heavy past. In the Ockham NZ Book Awards shortlisted Towards the Mountain: A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus Sarah Myles interweaves the story of her grandfather, who died on the ill-fated 1979 flight to Antarctica, with those of his fellow passengers and the first responders. Chaired by Adam Dudding.