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, May 19, 2016
Book launch for Tracey Slaughter's Deleted Scenes for Lovers Thursday 26 May, 5.30pm at Unirversity of Waikato
Victoria University Press warmly invites you to the launch of a brilliant new short fiction collection by Tracey Slaughter
Deleted Scenes for Lovers
on Thursday 26 May, 5.30pm
at Art Fusion Gallery Level 0, Student Centre, University of Waikato
Tracey will do a short reading and sign books. Books will be on sale courtesy of Poppies Hamilton. Refreshments will be served.
Seventeen powerful stories of contemporary New Zealand life from a writer whose penetrating gaze reveals the full experience of her characters' lives – tragic, comic, rich.
"Tracey Slaughter brings a breathtaking lyricism to the short story; the language is at once baroque and raw, pulsing with risk and edgy desire. These exquisite pieces don't just get under the skin; the smash and kick at the heart." – Catherine Chidgey.