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.
Congratulations to Wellington writer Tracy Farr who won with her story, Once Had Me. Her winning entry beat more than 600 other entries in this year's open division.
The winner of the secondary school division was Amelia Kendall for The Rose Garden. Suzanne Takiwa won the non-fiction essay, for her story Cherubs in the Garden.
The winning short stories will be published in full in upcoming editions of the Sunday Star-Times.
FORD TO SPONSOR THE 2015 FESTIVAL
We are thrilled to announce that once again Ford New Zealand will be partnering with us to deliver the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival. Thanks to Ford, the Festival will be out on the streets of Auckland in style in the All-New Mondeo. For more information, please visit Ford New Zealand.
JULIA GILLARD IN CONVERSATION - VIDEO AVAILABLE
Thank you to Julia Gillard, Jennifer Curtin and everyone who joined us for this sold-out event last week. Some wonderful insights into Ms Gillard's term as Prime Minister of Australia and an informative discussion of politics and gender issues. For those who missed out, the video is now live on our site, view it here.