It’s been a year full of wings for Elisabeth Easther.

She wrote a play on the work of Nelson bird and environmental activist Perrine Moncrieff, and edited an anthology of New Zealand avian writing, Bird Words.

As well as writing, Easther also has the distinction of being long-running soap Shortland Street’s first murderer, in her three-year role as nurse Carla Crozier.

Elisabeth discusses birds, writing and life with Michelanne Forster.