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, April 07, 2016
BORDER DEBATES AND CONFLICTING STATES - AWF
BORDER DEBATES AND CONFLICTING STATES
Conflict. On a personal level it’s uncomfortable; on a civic and global scale it can have catastrophic consequences. Several of this year’s Festival guests have experienced the terror and hopelessness of unresolved conflict: UK's Emma Sky OBE, Israel’s Yossi Alpher, Palestine’s Suad Amiry, France’s Jean-Christophe Rufin, Chilean/Canadian Carmen Aguirre, and India's Samanth Subramanian are among those we are honoured to host as they share their wisdom and experience of war and global unrest.
How to Read the World for less... If you’re considering coming to several Festival events, a Concession Pass is the way to go. You’ll save up to 40% on General Event tickets (Concession Passes cannot be used for Special Events or workshops). Both Take 10 Concession Passes and Take 5 Concession Passes are available. You can share the tickets with friends and you can buy as many as you wish. What’s not to love?