Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Come and hear two critics -  David  Burton and Linda Burgess

David Burton (right) is best known as the Dominion Post's restaurant critic but has written six books, three of them on culinary history. 200 Years of New Zealand Food & Cookery (recently reissued as David Burton’s New Zealand Food & Cookery) won the AW Reed Memorial Book Award for 1982, while The Raj At Table: A Culinary History of the British in India (Faber & Faber, 1993) appeared in British, American, Spanish and Indian editions. French Colonial Cookery (Faber & Faber, 2002) was translated into French and won four World Gourmet Cookbook Awards.

Linda Burgess (left) has been a full-time writer since 1997. She's the author of 3 novels, a collection of short stories and a travel memoir, as well as a book on New Zealand's historic houses. She's been runner-up in both the Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award and the Sunday Star Times short story award, and was Massey University's Writer in Residence in 1997. She's a book and film reviewer and since 2003 has been the DomPost's Monday TV reviewer.

When: Monday April 30th
Where: The Thistle Inn, Thorndon, Wellington (near the Railway Station). 
Time: 7.30 but come at 7 pm to meet in the bar for drinks
Cost- NZSA members $3 non-members $5

New Zealand Society of Authors Wellington

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