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Host Finlay Macdonald

Finlay Macdonald is a widely respected contributor to various newspapers and publications around the country.  He is the former editor of the Listener and commissioning editor for Penguin Books, and now writes columns, social commentary and edits the Sunday Star-Times books pages.

He has also worked for Metro magazine, and has freelanced, writing for television including documentary, serial drama and comedy.

At this year's Qantas Media Awards, Macdonald was given the Best Overall Columist Award for his weekly Sunday Star Times column.

British-born Macdonald recently joined Radio Live, hosting a Sunday morning show with a focus on current events, politics and reviews.

He lives in Grey Lynn with his two children and wife TV3 presenter Carol Hirshfeld.