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.
Tuesday, January 09, 2018
The Philippa Pearce Lecture
January 2018 Newsletter
Happy New Year!
The video for Chris Riddell's 2017 lecture is now live at our website. If you missed this excellent event then do visit the site and listen to it (and it’s very much worth watching too, as it was certainly the most visually entertaining talk that we have ever hosted).
There was no video made for Allan Ahlberg’s 2016 lecture, but this is a reminder that there is a particularly interesting PDF version available to download at the website. It's a facsimile of his notes complete with hand written annotations and images of many of the documents and objects that Allan used to illuminate the talk.
Finally, a reminder about the date of this year’s event. From now onwards, the lecture will be held earlier, in the Spring of each year.
The 2018 lecture will be given by Francis Hardinge and will take place on Thursday 19th April in the Mary Allan Building, Homerton College, Cambridge. Places at the lecture are not yet available to book, but subscribers to this list will be informed when booking opens. To be sure of updates, why not use the links below to follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our Facebook page? PHILIPPA PEARCE died in 2006, but respect and affection for her writing is as strong as ever. In her memory, a series of lectures is now underway, each intended to celebrate excellence in literature for children and to emphasize its continuing vital importance.