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.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Remembering Margaret Mahy: A Saturday Symposium
from the IIML Newsletter
Mahy’s biographer Tessa Duder, film-maker Dave Gibson, and
writer Elizabeth Knox join a dozen writers and academics from around the
country in a day-long series of talks and discussions covering everything from
Mahy’s work in the “Ready to Read” primers through to her sophisticated novels
for Young Adults.
When: Saturday 22
September 2012, 9am – 6pm
Rutherford House Lecture Theatre 2, Pipitea Campus, Bunny St, Wellington
$30.00 (registration includes morning and afternoon tea, BYO lunch or try a
We invite applications for the Victoria University of Wellington
Writer in Residence 2013. Writers in all areas of literary activity, including
drama, fiction and poetry, New Zealand art, biography, history, music, society
and culture, are eligible to apply. Applicants should be writers of proven
merit and reside in New Zealand or New Zealanders currently residing overseas.
The appointment will be for twelve months from 1 February 2013
to 31 January 2014, with a salary of NZ$50,000. Applications close
30 September 2012.