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.
Jenny Haworth: Behind the
twisted wire When: Wednesday 4 May, 6pm -
7.30pm Where: Takapuna
Library Cost: Gold coin donation
Jenny Haworth will talk about
her book Behind the twisted wire, which is the story of the work of New
Zealand's commissioned war artists - Nugent Welch and George Butler and the
strange tale of Arthur Pearse.
Jenny will then focus on the
work of the Auckland soldier artists - the men who painted in the trenches in
an effort to record their experiences.
Some of these artists like
John Weeks, Francis McCracken, W. Robert Johnson and James Turkington were to
become major figures in the post-war art world. Another man, Arthur
Lloyd, was too badly injured to continue to paint after the war.
Also discussed will be Horace
Moore-Jones, perhaps the most important artist at Gallipoli.
Copies of the book will
be available for purchase and signing at the event. Light refreshments will be
served from 6pm.
To reserve your place at this
event, call (09) 890 4903 or email Helen Woodhouse.