Audio from the session: Larger Than Life Stories.
Alison Mau wrote the remarkable story of Liz Roberts, the first New Zealander to undergo full sex-change surgery. Joanne Drayton wrote a New York Times bestselling biography of Anne Perry, a celebrated international crime-writer but notoriously also one of the young women found guilty of murdering her girlfriend's mother in Christchurch in 1954. Julie Glamuzina tells the haunting story of Peter Williams, a woman arrested for marrying another woman in 1945. What do you tell? How do you tell it? And crucially, what gets left on the cutting-room floor?
The session is chaired by Carole Beu.
A special thank you to the organisers and participants for allowing us to record this event.
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