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.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts
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Take a look at some more events freshly added to our line up. War horses, literary lights, dazzling poetry and alternative worlds: the full programme is yours to explore at www.ausnzfestival.com
The Waler: Australia's Great War Horse
Using archival footage, re-enactment and contemporary interviews we join an epic journey from the Outback across the Indian Ocean, to the pyramids, Damascus and Gallipoli.
Through Michael Shanahan and his steed ‘Bill the Bastard’ and Guy Haydon on ‘Midnight’ we come to appreciate the the sacrifices made during the First World War and hear why these horses never came home.
Gwen Harwood (1920-95), one of Australia’s pre-eminent twentieth century poets, is admired for her dazzling, sensuous musicality and uncompromising critical intelligence. She continues to find new readers at home and here in the UK.
To mark the twentieth anniversary of Harwood’s death we gather to celebrate her enduring legacy.
A.C. Grayling discusses the singular pleasures of Harwood’s poetry with The Australian’s poetry editor, Jaya Savige and others.