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, February 23, 2017
The Women's Bookshop - shop, eat & party with pride !
Bonnie Etherington was born in Napier but spent most of her childhood in West Papua & her experiences there have inspired this exciting debut novel. The personal story of a New Zealand family dealing with grief, & the complexities of living in a vibrant but very different culture, is underpinned by the political story of Indonesian imperialism in the region. Bonnie was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2016. You are warmly invited to celebrate with Penguin Random House & with Bonnie, who will be visiting from the USA. x
Yes! The Women’s Bookshop & friends, including some authors, will be walking down Ponsonby Road in the PRIDE PARADE with books & balloons. Please come & cheer us on! Saturday 25 February – Parade starts 7.30pm from Three Lamps