Making Records Trumps Study

Kimbra started writing songs at the age of 10 as a “natural way to express myself as a kid” she tells Mel Evans of the Sunday Magazine. “It wasn’t until I started listening to jazz, joined the choir and picked up a guitar that my little hobby became something far more serious,” the Hamilton-born singer says. “I moved from New Zealand to Melbourne when I was 17. I’d planned to go to university to study French, but I was offered a contract to write and record an album that was too good to pass up. Like anyone, I have times when I doubt what I’m doing. When those moments hit, I think about how grateful I am to be able to do what I do every day.” Kimbra tours Australia in May.


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Elizabeth Knox’s Masterpiece Lands US Publisher

Elizabeth Knox’s Masterpiece Lands US Publisher

Following a glowing review on Washington Post-owned online magazine, Slate, Wellington author Elizabeth Knox, 60, closed a deal for American and Canadian publication with Viking Penguin for her novel, The Absolute…