Sunday, June 24, 2012
Author event in Wellington Monday 25 June
Come and hear
Catherine Robertson and Gigi Fenster
Catherine Robertson's debut novel, The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid (pub. Random House NZ, 2011), hit the New Zealand bestseller list immediately, and got as far as number one. Radio New Zealand called the book 'absolutely brilliant', with another reviewer describing Robertson as 'a new national treasure'. The German translation will be published by Heyne in April under the title Wo Bleibt denn nun mein Happy End? Robertson's second novel, The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence/Das nicht ganz perfecte Leben der Mrs Lawrence will be released in New Zealand in early August and in Germany in November, though copies will be available in bookshops in time for the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Gigi Fenster has an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University. She has been published in a variety of literary journals, including Sport and Hue and Cry. Her first novel, The Intentions Book, was published by VUP earlier this year. The Sunday Star Times review described The Intentions Book as “an altogether stunning debut from expatriate South African Gigi Fenster”. The New Zealand Herald review noted that “Gigi Fenster has made a standout debut with her novel” and “Victoria University Press has launched an author who is like a breath of fresh air”.
Gigi lives and works in Wellington.
When: Monday June 25th
Where: The Thistle Inn, Thorndon, Wellington (near the Railway Station).
Time: 7.30 but come at 7 pm to meet in the bar for drinks
Cost: NZSA members $3 non-members $5
New Zealand Society of Authors Wellington