A very special conversation here. I spoke with Matt Vickers – about his book, Lecretia’s Choice (my review is in that link) and his life with Lecretia Seales. She lost her battle with a brain tumour last year amid a fight to change the laws around assisted dying in New Zealand. In his time caring for his wife and now in the writing of this book and in continuing to challenge the view against assisted dying Matt Vickers has proved himself to be a model human being and partner. The way he pays tribute to his wife in this book – and in this conversation – serves her memory well.
It was a great honour to speak with Matt – I have known him over the years, we met through a friend some 20 years ago. But I never knew Lecretia. It’s certainly the case that I think of him now as a hero. And so I thank him for taking the time to chat and I hope that this conversation helps give context to his story, to Lecretia’s – to the reasons for writing the book. And in turn I hope it helps sell copies of the book, helps in the aim of shaping a law reform.
It’s also worth nothing, and we do – in the podcast and I tried to in my review of the book – that Matt is a very talented writer. We talk a bit about his background as a graduate of Victoria University’s famous creative writing course.
I hope you enjoy my conversation with Matt Vickers.
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