South Sea Saga

Pamela Stephenson, NZ born psychologist, author and wife to comedian Billy Connolly, has published a book retracing the 19th century travels of Fanny and Robert Louis Stevenson. The Advertiser: “[Written] loosely as the diary of two women, [Pamela Stephenson: Treasure Islands] is both historically erudite and delightfully bright and entertaining. Stephenson has a light touch with the pen and a good eye for her world.” According to an interview with the NZ Herald, Stephenson decided to spend her life savings on a boat after being visited by the ghost of Fanny Stevenson in an Auckland hotel room. “This vision poked at her with an umbrella and declared that Stephenson was ‘truly awash’ with this ‘existential angst, creative illness, mid-life crisis … you must take action!'”


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…