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, September 25, 2014
Escalator Press September Newsletter
the first newsletter from Escalator Press. In this issue:
• our new books (we’re excited about them)
• upcoming launches
• Q&A with Kate Carty, author of Run Thomas Run.
a new Wellington publisher riding the wave of change sweeping
through the publishing industry. We offer high-quality publishing
values and a raft of distinctive writing voices.
Escalator Press is a bold new initiative from the Whitireia
Creative Writing Programme.
The Odishu family’s escape from Iraq is at the centre of this
powerful debut novel that draws on concerns of our time.
like God, Esther wanted to tell her. They know everything – your
address, date of birth, the name of your cousin’s cousin, who your
best friend is. They know who you voted for at the last election.
Well, everyone knew that. Because if you didn’t vote for Saddam,
you were already dead.’
‘A haunting story that brings the devastation of Iraq’s tumultuous
history to life and examines its impact on future generations.
– Mandy Hager
Run will be launched 3pm Saturday 1
November at Paramount Cinema Lounge, Courtenay
Art and illusion, possession and freedom are the heady components
of this fast-paced psychological drama.
‘With its sharp sentences and luscious language, this seductive and
psychological thriller is also a romantic romp in which to lose
yourself ... a rich and compelling read.’ – Michal McKay,
author of Wanaka
‘A story of a toxic romance in the heady New York art world that
reads like a fast-paced thriller.’ – Andrew Wilson,
award-winning biographer of Patricia Highsmith and of Sylvia Plath.
Party will be launched 6pm Tuesday 11
November at the Adam Art Gallery, Victoria