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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
An afternoon with Andy Griffiths
Andy Griffiths is one of New Zealand's most popular
children’s authors, best known for The Treehouse series and the JUST! books,
created with illustrator Terry Denton.
Over the last 20 years, Andy’s books have been New York
Times bestsellers, adapted for the stage and television and won more than 50
Australian children’s choice awards. Andy, a passionate advocate for literacy,
is an ambassador for The Indigenous
Literacy Foundation and The Pyjama
Join us to celebrate the release of Andy's latest book,
The 78-Storey Treehouse.
Andy and Terry have added 13 new levels, including a
drive-thru car wash, a combining machine, a scribbletorium, an All-Ball
stadium, Andyland, Terrytown, a high-security potato chip
storage facility and
an open-air movie theatre.
Well, what are you waiting for? Come on up! Take a tour
of the new 78-storey treehouse with Andy Griffiths as your guide.
A range of Andy's books will be available for purchase
and there will be a book signing after the event.
4:15pm, Wednesday 14 September
Dorothy Winstone Centre, Auckland Girls Grammar
16 Howe Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland
Children under 12: $7, AWF Patrons & Friends: $10,