THE GREAT NEW ZEALAND CRIME DEBATE & NGAIO MARSH AWARD

THE GREAT NEW ZEALAND CRIME DEBATE & NGAIO MARSH AWARD

Saturday 27 August 2016, 7:30pm—9:00pm

With adept and articulate MC Joe Bennett in the chair, a stellar line-up of debaters and an irresistible moot – 'That we would if we couldn't get caught' – a raucous night of argument and repartee is guaranteed. Often funny, sometimes shocking and always entertaining, the Great New Zealand Crime Debate has become a WORD Christchurch festival institution.

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With adept and articulate MC Joe Bennett in the chair, a stellar line-up of debaters and an irresistible moot – 'That we would if we couldn't get caught' – a raucous night of argument and repartee is guaranteed. Often funny, sometimes shocking and always entertaining, the Great New Zealand Crime Debate has become a WORD Christchurch festival institution. Trying to convince Joe of their intellectual superiority and verbal dexterity in 2016 will be, for the affirmative, Christchurch coroner Marcus Elliott, Press satirist Andrew Gunn, and award-winning journalist Paula Penfold. On the other side will be Christchurch lawyer Kathryn Dalziel, murder expert and author Jarrod Gilbert, and novelist, travel writer and 30 Rock and The Late Show with David Letterman writer Steve Hely.

The Great Crime Debate will be followed by the presentation of the 2016 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel and Best First Novel. Which of the country's crime novelists will triumph?
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