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.
Friday, July 15, 2016
WRITERS ON MONDAYS - Patricia Grace : A Life's Work
WRITERS ON MONDAYS
Patricia Grace: A Life's Work
Patricia Grace is an Arts Foundation Icon who has won many national and international awards for her fiction, including the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (widely considered the most prestigious literary prize after the Nobel). Grace is of Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Raukawa and Te Ati Awa descent, and is affiliated to Ngāti Porou by marriage. Her recent novel Chappy was a finalist in the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Join award-winning writer Briar Grace-Smith for a look into the career of this deeply subtle, moving and subversive writer.
DATE: Monday 18 July TIME: 12.15-1.15pm VENUE: Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa
Writers on Mondays is presented with the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, National Poetry Day and Circa Theatre.
These events are open to the public and free of charge.