Sarah Quigley

Recent interviews and reviews

Review of 'The Suicide Club' on Radio New Zealand.

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Author Interview in New Zealand Listener, ‘A Way with Words’. Quigley discusses her writing day.

Radio New Zealand’s Short Story Club discusses Quigley’s story ‘Alexander, Two’

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Tenderness: new collection of short fiction

14.07.2014 23:53:10

A new collection of twenty-two short stories, published July 2014 by Random House New Zealand.

Meet Sadie, the high-flying divorce lawyer who ends up putting marriages back together; the Ice Cream Girl, discovered in a superette and transplanted to Hollywood; the seven-year-old Prometheus, who faces death on a daily basis. With a mix of humour and compassion, each story carries the punch of a compacted novel, highlighting those illuminating moments of human connection.

Hear author interview and reading of story on Radio New Zealand

"Packing plenty of punch" - Tenderness, reviewed by The New Zealand Herald

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Deutsche Welle author interview

13.07.2014 23:26:27

Click here to watch Robin Merrill interview Sarah Quigley for "Insight Germany"


Substantial media coverage for The Conductor

The Conductor has received substantial media coverage since it has been published in Italy and Britain. In Germany, where the novel was published on 6 September, media has already shown notable interest. Under the Links menu are links to recent interviews and reviews: for example, The Guardian, BBC Radio and BBC TV as well as various German radio stations.

Find reviews and articles on The Conductor, as well as interviews with Quigley, in the website Press archive.


Review: Der Tagesspiegel

Review: The Guardian

Review: GQ Magazine

Review: NDR Radio

Interview: Deutschlandradio Kultur

German translation of The Conductor published by Aufbau Verlag

Renowned Berlin-based publisher Aufbau Verlag has published Der Dirigent, the German translation of The Conductor. The novel is their lead international fiction title for 2012. Publication coincides with the 70th anniversary of the historic Leningrad concert.

Aufbau Verlag

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UK publisher Head of Zeus published The Conductor as its lead fiction title in July 2012.

Head of Zeus

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The Conductor published in Italy

Neri Pozza, Milan-based publisher, publishes Sinfonia Leningrado [The Conductor] in Italy.

Neri Pozza

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Shortlisting for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012

Sarah Quigley's short story The Crane was shortlisted for the  Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012.

The Conductor wins the Nielsen BookData NZ Booksellers’ Choice Award 2012

The Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers’ Choice Award is unique in that it recognises the crucial role booksellers play in promoting books. Booksellers were asked to vote for the book they most enjoyed selling throughout the year.


Czech publishers Jota have bought The Conductor. To be published in 2013.



Harper Collins Canada has bought the Canadian rights for The Conductor. The book will be published early in 2013.

Harper Collins Canada

French publisher buys The Conductor

A French translation of The Conductor will be published by Mercure de France.

Turkish publisher buys The Conductor

Kırmızı Kedi Kitabevi, Istanbul-based publisher, has bought the Turkish rights for The Conductor.

Kırmızı Kedi Kitabevi

Short story published in Carve Magazine

Sarah Quigley's short story The English Speakers was Highly Commended in the international 2011 Raymond Carver Short Story Award. The story is published in the fall issue of the American periodical Carve Magazine.

The English Speakers