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.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Word Christchurch - A SUNDAY FULL OF IDEAS
A SUNDAY FULL
OF IDEAS The weather is looking dreary so cosy up inside and feed
your mind this weekend.
VENUE: TVNZ Festival
Club, Market Square, the Arts Centre
TICKETS: $20 Door sales
available or book at ticketek.co.nz FOOD AND DRINK: available at the venue
BOOK SALES: and author
signings at the venue
ON BELONGING Patrica Grace
and Paula Morris in conversation
Zealand writer Patricia Grace discusses Chappy, her first novel in a
decade, with Paula Morris, whose On
Coming Home explores similar themes of nostalgia, memory and
IMAGINARY CITIES Fiona Farrell,
Anna Smaill, Hamish Clayton, Hugh Nicholson, chaired by Lara Strongman.
Christchurch blueprint as a starting point, this panel will look at ways
in which we imagine cities, either in fiction, in history, or in
contemporary life; whether as utopias or dystopias, cities imagined or
In association with Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu
In the era of
public choice and free markets, does the New Zealand state still have the
best interests of its individual citizens at heart? With the TPPA finally
being debated in the media, this timely and important discussion is not
to be missed.
Introduced by Bronwyn Hayward.
Suki Kim is the
only writer to ever go undercover into North Korea to write a book from
the inside. Get a glimpse inside the mysterious closed-off world of a
country where a military dictatorship exploits the myth of a Great Leader
to its own citizens, who are “imprisoned in a gulag posing as a
Chaired by Paula Morris.