Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Christchurch Writers Festival Veteran decides to step back
Ruth Todd writes:
forward to seeing some of you next week at The Press Christchurch Writers Festival- hopefully spring
will be here! I am looking forward to hearing the amazing writers too. Thank
you to so many for all your support.
is my last festival and I am finishing Women On Air too with a big celebration on 19
September after 20 years – help! A little scary as I love what we do, but the
timing feels right.
Morrin Rout and I are going to do a weekly BOOKENZ - a one hour programme from October on
Plains FM and plan to keep doing writers’ events to cover costs. We really want
to keep promoting books and interviewing all
the high quality writers out there. This is my first love and I can pre-record
the programme and have my weekends back.
I am still
homeless after the earthquakes and need time to sort that –I'm too old to be living in limbo.
The Press Christchurch Writers Festival
Women on Air
03 384 4721
Photo right shows Ruth Todd and The Bookman chatting last month in the very fine cookery book section at UBS Canterbury.