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
PICTURE THIS: VISUAL STORYTELLING
This year's Festival line-up features a number of writers who are not only masters of words, but also of art: author and illustrator Edward Carey(loved by Eleanor Catton), graphic designer, author and illustrator Liz Pichon, creator of the popular children's character Tom Gates; Te Papa photography curator Athol McCredie; writer and film-maker Roger Horrocks; novelist and non-fiction writer Jenny Haworth, and more.
How to Read the World for free... Did you know that more than 30% of the Festival programme are free, un-ticketed events? Admission is on a first-in, first-served basis - browse the full selection here.
Held at the Auckland Art Gallery, the Festival's Weekend Gallery Series features six authors whose diverse interests are united by their shared fascination with visual texts. Te Papa curator Athol McCredie discusses the process of curating 200 years of NZ photography for his Ockham New Zealand Book Awards shortlisted title, New Zealand Photography Collected. Historian Jenny Haworth recounts how she together the stories and paintings of artists who recorded the horrors of WWI in her new book Behind The Twisted Wire. Sociologist Scott Hamilton surveys the history of Great South Road as "a route through time as well as space." Filmmaker and writer Roger Horrocks talks about Zizz, his biography of the renown New Zealand artist Len Lye.