EDGE #242: World Fantasy Award for Anna Smaill, Morgan Marquis-Boire on digital authoritarianism, Endace’s Medusa system, Lisa Harrow in Coriolanus + Tape Face + more ++

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From Brian Sweeney, producer NZEDGE.COM | 23 November 2016 | #242 | New York
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Writers | Victoria University of Wellington
21 November 2016
World Fantasy Award for Novelist Anna Smaill
Author Anna Smaill’s debut The Chimes won best novel at the 2016 World Fantasy Awards in Ohio, United States, a “wonderful honour”, the Victoria University lecturer said.

“I’m really happy. The authors on the shortlist are all remarkable, and to have my…

Music | Strad (The)
22 November 2016
Violinist Benjamin Baker Wins NY Music Prize
Violinist Benjamin Baker, 26, has been named one of four first prizewinners at the 2016 Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions in New York.The four…
Business | British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
21 November 2016
Jacky Scanlan Dyas Wins Person of the Year Award
Jacky Scanlan Dyas, a Kiwi from Gisborne and a corporate partner at Hogan Lovells’ Tokyo office, has won the Person of the Year Award at this year’s…
News | Telegraph (The)
21 November 2016
All Blacks Exact Immediate Revenge in Dublin Thriller
“Two weeks after their 18-game winning run was ended by a 40-29 defeat to Ireland in Chicago, New Zealand reasserted their hegemony with a…
X Files | YouTube
18 November 2016
Domino’s Delivers Pizza by Drone in New Zealand
Domino’s Pizza in New Zealand has started to deliver pizzas using drones in Whangaparaoa. Watch this clip to see how it all works.
Business | BBC
23 November 2016
NZ Model Set Up Luxury Travel Firm After Dare
“It’s often said that the inspiration for starting a business can come from anywhere. For Stephanie Chai it was a dare,” writes Sarah Porter for the BBC. The…
Adrenalin | Times of India (The)
22 November 2016
Bollywood Star on Power-Packed NZ Adventure Trail
Bollywood superstar and adventure junkie Sidharth Malhotra, 31, was in New Zealand recently shooting a social media video highlighting New Zealand’s…
Writers | This is Local London
21 November 2016
Heavy Metal Drummer Reprints WW2 Book
New Zealand-born author and musician Lawrence Paterson has recently reprinted his fourth book, Hitler’s Grey Wolves: U-Boats In The Indian Ocean, which originally came out in 2004 and…
Theatre | Guardian (The)
20 November 2016
Tape Face Captivates in Milton Keynes
Fresh from a stint on America’s Got Talent, New Zealand comedian Sam Wills, aka Tape Face, recently preformed in Milton Keynes, delivering “a captivating set of skits that [brought]…
Fashion | Los Angeles Times
19 November 2016
Rebecca Taylor Says Logoff and Buy in Store
Rebecca Taylor started her fashion line two decades ago, cutting and sewing at a kitchen table in New York that she had built herself. Since then, the New Zealand-born…
New Zealand | Independent (The)
19 November 2016
48 Hours In Wellington
Wellington “is a small city and practically everything in the downtown district is in a straight line between the mountains that rise to the west and the bay to the east,” writes Christopher Beanland in an article for The…
Science/Tech | Intercept (The)
18 November 2016
Keeping an Eye on Endace
Designed by little-known New Zealand company Endace, a powerful piece of technology called the Medusa system, had one main purpose: to vacuum up vast quantities of internet data at an astonishing speed. And it was created for…
Music | Hamilton Spectator (The)
18 November 2016
NZ String Quartet Communicate a Culture
If you were to listen to the New Zealand String Quartet (NZSQ) with your eyes closed, could you tell that they were from halfway around the world? The Hamilton Spectator classical…
Theatre | New York Times (The)
17 November 2016
Lisa Harrow’s Coriolanus Role Lauded
A New York Times reviewer describes Auckland-born actor Lisa Harrow’s performance as “superb” in her role as Volumnia in Red Bull Theatre’s “gripping new production” of…
Science/Tech | Ars Technica
17 November 2016
Morgan Marquis-Boire Talks Tech Tough in California
New Zealand-born security researcher, hacker and journalist Morgan Marquis-Boire recently spoke on digital authoritarianism at an Ars Technica…
Rugby | South China Morning Post
16 November 2016
Peter Duncan Takes up New Rugby Role in Hong Kong
New Hong Kong Rugby Union president New Zealander Peter Duncan is “honoured” to be in the job after a 16-year hiatus.Duncan was first involved…
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