Scarlett Cayford

Scarlett Cayford lives in London and works for a digital advertising agency, heading up their content team. She enjoys eating patatas bravas in Spain and dying her hair. Scarlett was born in London in 1987, and emigrated to Auckland when she was three years old.

Books
Dec 26, 2017

Summer Reissue: The hot, tumultuous genius of Alex and other NZ young adult fiction

'Now I’m old and introspective and critical,' writes Scarlett Cayford, 'let me tell you why the young adult fiction penned by New Zealand women in the 90s is some of the best in the world.'

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Books
Dec 19, 2017

The third best book of 2017: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

All week this Christmas week we countdown the best six books of 2017. Number three: the first book in Philip Pullman's fantasy trilogy, La Belle Sauvage.

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Books
Sep 28, 2017

Movie of the book of the week: Scarlett Cayford on the genius of Margaret Mahy

The hotly-anticipated film version of Margaret Mahy's novel The Changeover opens in cinemas today. Scarlett Cayford examines the peculiar genius of Mahy, and compares the film with the book.

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Books
Sep 6, 2017

The real reason why women go to book clubs

'The book is the catalyst, the key.' An essay by Scarlett Cayford about the secret society of book clubs.

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Books
Jun 21, 2017

‘A lot of it comes down to sex’: on the hot, tumultuous genius of Alex and other NZ young adult fiction

'Now I’m old and introspective and critical,' writes Scarlett Cayford, 'let me tell you why the young adult fiction penned by New Zealand women in the 90s is some of the best in the world.'

Read on.

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