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, August 11, 2017
Writers on Mondays
WRITERS ON MONDAYS
Farr’s new novel The
Hope Fault, a weekend that unfolds in real time bookends 100
years which include events from the ‘real’ world. Damien Wilkins’ Lifting takes place
in the weeks leading up to the close of a Wellington department store and
has been described as ‘an intense exploration of the moment when the
solid ground of a life is taken away’. Pip Adam’s The New Animals
walks the streets of Auckland city now, examining the fashion scene. All
three novels weave real and imagined events together, offering new ways
to understand the present moment. Join novelist and short story writer William Brandt in
a discussion with these writers about their work and why the novel
continues to provide a vital lens on contemporary life.
DATE: Monday 14 August TIME:
12.15-1.15pm VENUE: Te
The Writers on Mondays events are open to the public and
free of charge.