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.
more than 30 years senior Maori clay artist Wi Taepa has loved getting his
hands dirty. His approach is determinedly low-tech. He builds his vessels by
hand, fires them in sawdust, and uses oxides and other clay slips that have
served him well during his long career. Apr 29, 2018 02:48 pm
decades of art ranging from pop and underground street culture to his more
recent interest in typography are canvassed in Christchurch artist Tony de
Lautour's first major retrospective. Apr 29, 2018 02:25 pm
Robbie Ellis made his
name in New Zealand as a serious composer, including time as the University of
Otago's Mozart Fellow - but his latest work shows he's just as adept at writing
comedic tongue twisters matched with pretty much every musical genre you can
think of. Apr 29, 2018 01:45 pm
[gallery:4235] The Sydney
Biennale is a significant international contemporary art event, important for
New Zealand artists selected to represent us - they can open doors to other
arts events as well as dealers. Apr 29, 2018 12:35 pm
[gallery:4227] A New Zealand feature film looks
set for release throughout the Eastern Block, and beyond, after premiering at
the Moscow International Film Festival and taking out a top prize. Dustin
Feneley's independent movie STRAY has already made history, the first New
Zealand feature film selected for the world's second oldest film festival. Apr 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Waterstones chief executive James Daunt has shared his
hopes that the chain will continue to open fresh stores under its
new ownership, as he conducted widespread interviews with the
national media following the chain's sale to Elliott
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins)
by Gail Honeyman is one of three books in the running for the 2018
Desmond Elliott Prize for first-time novelists, alongside Paula
to be Human (Hutchinson) and Preti
That Are Young (Galley Beggar Press).
Academic houses Taylor & Francis and Cambridge
University Press have joined a pilot project on using blockchain
technology for peer review, announced by publisher Springer Nature
and start-up Katalysis last month.
A message from bestselling author and comedian
"It's a very successful balance between that
astute social observation which Michele A’Court is so good at,
intellectual inquiry and analysis, but also it’s just full of warm fuzzy
stories – 42 stories from 42 couples - and they all have happy endings.
And who doesn’t want that in a world as we have today?'