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 21, 2016
Invitation to the launch of Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi
You are warmly invited to the launch of
Fale Aitu | Spirit House
by Tusiata Avia
Victoria University Press
on Wednesday 11 May, 5.30pm–7.00pm at Tautai: Contemporary Pacific Arts Trust Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road (Next to Artspace)
Tusiata will read some new poems and sign copies of the book. Refreshments will be served.
Tusiata Avia is an essential voice in New Zealand and Pasifika literature. In her fearless new collection, she weaves together the voices of the living and dead, the past and the present in poems that are confessional and confrontational, gentle and funny. Speaking from Samoa, Christchurch, Gaza and New York, she combines stories from myth and the everyday, never shying away from pain or wonder.