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.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
New Zealand Post Book Awards - a glitzy Gala Event
The NZ Post Book Awards were presented last evening at a glitzy and glamorous event at the Auckland War Memorial Museum.
MC Jennifer Ward-Lealand performed her task superbly and kept everything running like clockwork.
The full list of winners has been published of course but here for your interest are a number of photographs taken by the official event photographer Mark Tantrum.
Joan Druett with publisher Jenny Hellen
Minister for the Arts and winners
Joan Druett is happy
Book of the Year Winner
Book of the Year winner with Minister
Book of the Year Winner with Minister, judges and publisher