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, December 04, 2018
Auckland Writers Festival
It has been a busy few months for the Festival team
- with huge amounts of reading, loads of research and invitations
issued to writers from all over the world. An exciting programme is
starting to take shape and we can't wait to share it with you in March.
Please save the following dates for your 2019 diaries:
Patrons' Programme Launch: Monday
Public Programme Launch:
Wednesday 13 March
Tickets on Sale: Friday 15 March
Auckland Writers Festival 2019:
Tuesday 14 - Sunday 19 May
GIFTS FOR THE READERS IN YOUR LIFE
CONCESSION PASSES. Concession
Passes can be used by one person or shared among friends or book
clubs.They can be used for one session or for multiple events (General
Events only). You will receive a special Christmas Concession Pass
voucher and code to be redeemed when tickets go on sale in March. Buy
in advance and save $$!
Concession Pass: $85
TAKE 10 Concession Pass $160
UP A FRIEND AS A FRIEND. An annual AWF Friend membership is $100 per person and
includes: an invitation to our exclusive March programme launch,
priority booking ahead of public ticket sales, access to a dedicated
booking line with no transaction fees, reserved seating at all ticketed
events and special offers and discounts all year round.
J. Maas, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of
Glass series and A Court of Thorns and Roses series, as well as an
international bestselling YA author. Sarah wrote the first incarnation
of the Throne of Glass series when she was just 16, and it has now sold
in 35 languages. Come celebrate her latest novel Kingdom of Ash,
the epic finale of the Throne of Glass series, with Sarah and fellow
This is an exclusive New Zealand event presented by Auckland Writers
Festival and Bloomsbury Publishing. Saturday
13 April.Tickets on sale now.
WANT TO JOIN THE FESTIVAL TEAM?
volunteers are an essential part of each Festival’s success. While
there are no particular skills or work experience required for you to
become a volunteer, a love of literature and books is a good start. If
you see yourself as being enthusiastic, generous, reliable, friendly,
motivated, tactful and are available for 3 or more shifts (of 4-5
hours) then it’s a great way to get involved. This year's dates are Tue
14 - Sun 19 May, if you would like to be considered as a
volunteer, please email usand register your interest.
OFFERS FROM OUR FRIENDS
WIN A SIGNED COPY OF PAST TENSE
Thank you to everyone who joined us last week for our
sellout event with the legendary Lee Child. If you
weren't able to attend, or didn't stick around to get a book signed,
you are in luck! We have two signed copies of Lee's latest (23rd!)
novel Past Tense
to give away, with thanks to Penguin Random House. A great present
Christmas gift for all the Jack Reacher fans out there. To go in the draw to
win a signed copy of Past
Tense, pleaseemailby 7 December.
WIN TICKETS TO VICE
writer/director Adam McKay (The
Big Short) brings his trademark wit to the true story of US
Vice President Dick Cheney in Vice.
George W. Bush wins the 2000 election, but it’s Cheney who quietly
takes charge, wielding his newfound power as VP to reshape the country
and the world - with lasting consequences. Featuring a star cast, Vice is a smart,
irreverent comedy-drama that will shock and entertain in equal
measure. To go in the draw to win one of five double passes,
please emailby 7 December.
RELIVE THE FESTIVAL VIA PODCAST &
selection of podcasts and videos have been uploaded to our Look, Listen & Learnpage, so you can enjoy the magic at home. Revisit your
favourite writer's sessions like An Evening with Robert Webb, or catch up on the events you missed. Podcasts are
also available on soundcloud anditunes so
you can download and listen on the go.