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, November 16, 2017
Bon Voyage PANZ President Peter Dowling - good luck at Guadalajara
PANZ wishes PANZ President Peter Dowling
well as he heads to Mexico next week to man the New Zealand stand at the
Guadalajara International Book Fair.
Running from 25 November – 3 December in 2017 the Guadalajara
International Book Fair (FIL) is the largest book fair in Latin
America and is often described as the gateway to Latin America. The fair
is aimed at professionals as well as the general public which sets it
apart from many other book fairs around the globe. With business as one
of its main goals, it is also an amazing cultural festival in which
literature plays a major role.
In addition to his own Oratia books
Peter will be representing a wide range of titles from seven New Zealand
publishers. These include children’s books from David Ling Publishers,
Millwood Press, Scholastic New Zealand, Black Chook Books and Upstart
Press, literary works from Upstart Press and Awa Press in addition to Te
Reo Singalong books from newest PANZ member EduMaxi Limited.
Good luck Peter, we look forward to reporting about the fair on your
Association of New Zealand thanks Creative New Zealand for their support
for the New Zealand Collective Stand at the Guadalajara International