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.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
AND MORE STILL ON ALLEN CURNOW
from Murray Gray:
In September we are having the Going West Books and Writers Festival again. This year's event is Landfall in Unknown Seas and will feature David Eggleton as The Curnow Reader with his new collection commemorating the birth of Allen Curnow.
The festival title is the name of a 1940 poem he wrote for the tercentenry of Tasman's rediscovering New Zealand.
We are also expecting visits from a couple of ex-pats, Martin Edmond and Spiro Zavos. We figure since we are up against a rugby match or two we should feature one of the great sports' writers around while Martin will suggest just where McCahon may have gone we he was 'lost' for a weekend while in Sydney for an exhibition of his work. More to be advised.