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.
Calling all Crown Lynn lovers! Join Valerie Monk and Penguin Books to celebrate the Crown Lynn Collector’s Handbook - the essential reference for anyone fascinated by all of Crown Lynn’s work – from domestic products through to figurines, artware & hand-potted pieces. Val will bring some of her precious samples for you to view.
Tuesday 2 July - in the bookshop Wine & nibbles 6pm, talking 6.30pm
POETS & THEIR POEMS Please join us for a mid-winter warmer of delightful poets.
Bernadette Hall, from Christchurch, will read from The Judas Tree, a wonderful collection, that she has just edited, of poems by Lorna Staveley Anker.
Also sharing their poems will be Paula Green, with her new volume The Baker’s Thumbprint, Kiri Piahana- Wong with Night Swimming, and Penny Somervaille, who MCs Poetry Live and has been published in Side Stream, Potroast and Blackmail Press.
Both Bernadette & Paula will also read, as a tribute, some poems by the late Sarah Broom.
Wednesday 10 July 6pm in the bookshopWine & nibbles 6pm, reading 6.30pmEntry by koha at the door
It chronicles a crucial but neglected chapter in our recent history – an impassioned battle that began with the passing of our conservative law in the 1970’s and continues to the present day. Wednesday 24 July5.30pm Gus Fisher Gallery, Kenneth Meyers Centre 74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central
LADIES’ LITERA-TEA DATES Sunday 25 August and Sunday 3 November Both 1pm to 5.30pm at Raye Freedman Arts Centre, Epsom Girls. Authors will be announced soon.
Tickets for the first one will go on sale MONDAY15 JULY
Mark the dates in your diary now – the Ladies’ Litera-Teas always sell out!
WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2013(formerly The Orange Prize and about to become the Bailey’s Prize!) has been won by A M Homes for May We Be Forgiven ($25).
We loved this novel - darkly comic & dizzyingly inventive.
Read it now; you are in for a treat. More details here.
CAROLE’S LIVE BOOK REVIEWSCarole discusses a book with Lindsey Dawson each week on Let's Talk, FACE TV (formerly Triangle TV) on SKY 89 - Thursdays 7pm, repeated Mondays 12noon.