Award-winning American author Cheryl Pearl Sucher will be joined by New Zealand authors Rachael King and Tim Wilson at East Pier Hotel next month.

Sheryl Reed, chairperson of the Writers in Wineries Charitable Trust says the evening of literary pleasure called A Trio of Tale Tellers provides Hawke's Bay readers the opportunity to hear and meet three acclaimed writers in a relaxed environment.

"Our creed is 'Words, Wine and Food' and this event combines these perfectly; great writers in a local foodie venue with iconic views looking out to both the sea and hills."

"Many people will recognise Tim Wilson as a member of the Seven Sharp news team and Rachael King as being an acclaimed NZ author and current director of the Christchurch Writers Festival."


Ms King, a former Hastings Rudolph Steiner school student, is the author of two adult novels: The Sound of Butterflies, which won Best First Book (Fiction) at the 2007 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, and Magpie Hall (2009). Red Rocks, her latest novel for children, was a finalist in 2013 NZ Post Children's Book Awards. Her work has been translated into nine languages.

Mr Wilson has written for The Guardian,, the New York Times, Women's Weekly, and New Idea. His novel about the rapture, Their Faces Were Shining, was published in 2010. A collection of short stories, The Desolation Angel, appeared the following year. His latest novel is News Pigs.

Cheryl Pearl Sucher, a freelance writer and book reviewer for The Listener and The Sunday Star-Times is an award-winning American author who lives between Brooklyn, New York and Hawke's Bay. Her first novel, The Rescue of Memory, was successfully published in the United States and in German translation.

*Tickets for the event on Saturday, November 8 at 5pm, are $20 and available online at Eventfinder or from Napier Libraries, Beattie and Forbes Napier, Hastings District Libraries and Creative Hastings.