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.
Sunday, April 02, 2017
Bologna Children's Book Fair
and The Balearic Islands: 2017 guest of honour programme
Exhibitions, meetings, authors, illustrators: what amounts
to a “peaceful invasion” of both fair and city to raise awareness of the
wealth of children’s culture generated by a land famous the world over for
authors and illustrators of outstanding flair. The Services Centre hosts
the excellently designed exhibition curated by bookseller Paula Jarrin and
dedicated to Catalonia’s most talented 40 illustrators under 40. Discover the whole programme.
Books on Art
Led by New York Times journalist Maria Russo, illustrators,
publishers and international experts will meet in Bologna to discuss the
focal topic of BCBF 2017: children's books on art. From the publishing
experience of New York’s MOMA to Klaas Verplanke’s book on Magritte: the
meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 4th April from 10-12.30 am in Sala
Notturno, opening with an interview with Isabelle Arsenault, winner of the
special category of the BolognaRagazzi Award 2017, Children's Books on Art.
on children's books and reading
A growing number of essays tackle children's books and
reading. They all shed more light on the topic from the history of
children’s publishing to gender studies and an ever-increasing awareness of
the importance of reading in children’s development. A round table of
international experts from the United States, Russia, Spain, Brazil and
Italy will be coordinated by the Guardian’s children's book editor, Julia
Eccleshare for a discussion scheduled for Tuesday 4th April from 2.30 to 5
pm in Sala Notturno. Discover more.
than 300 events at BCBF 2017
Meetings, Workshops, Masterclasses
Yet again, the events programme for this year’s edition is brimming with
offerings for every professional category present at the Fair. Four days of
not-to-be-missed events, from the launch of Italian TV RAI’s new cultural
programme dedicated to reading to a meeting with Italian comics artist
Lorenzo Mattotti, a meeting on promoting reading to spread a culture of
legality a responsible citizenship, and a meeting with Oliver Jeffers and
Sam Winston... Discover the whole programme.