Thursday, August 13, 2009


EXCITING NEW FICTION
Penguin New Zealand have three titles that they are particularly pleased to be publishing later in the year and to generate excitement among booksellers they have published a 110 page book with excerpts from all three books. The book has been distributed to the trade.
The three titles are:
ACCESS ROAD - Maurice Gee - $37 - October
BANQUO'S SON - T.K.Roxborogh - $37 - October
THE TROWENNA SEA - Witi Ihimaera - $37 - November

4 comments:

Mark Hubbard said...

A new Maurice Gee is a thing of joy.

Vanda Symon said...

I've ordered my Banquo's Son, but see I'll need to make space on the bookshelf for another two...

fleance (aka TK Roxborogh) said...

I didn't know Penguin were doing this. What an absolute honour for me to be connected with such giants of literature.

The first NZ book I read as a child (not counting school journals) was Witi's 'Whanau' (my step-brother was given it as a school prize). I think I was 10 or 11. It had a huge impact on me.

Someone asked me once which author would be most like to be like and I said Maurice Gee. From Under the mountain (my 6th form year)to the Plumb Trilogy (uni days), I have just about every novel published by him.

I see Bookman, that I will share something else with Witi - people unfortunately spelling our last names incorrectly.

Reading your announcement has made my day.

Bookman Beattie said...

Oops, sorry Tania, will fix spelling immediately. I have the same problem with my Christian name quite often.