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.
Friday, June 27, 2014
VIEW YOUR FAVOURITE AUCKLAND WRITERS FESTIVAL 2014 EVENTS ONLINE
Happy mid-winter! Missing the Festival? Fear not, we are
delighted to offer you an opportunity to revisit many of your favourite
sessions online. It’s a chance to catch the ones that got away, too.
Events featuring Eleanor Catton, Alice Walker, Alexander McCall Smith,
Lloyd Jones and many more are just a click away on the festival’s
website. View them here.
SAVE THE DATE...
Auckland Writers Festival is proud to present a very
special event in the Langham’s Grand Ballroom on the evening of August 26th.
We can’t tell you who, yet…but we can say they’re one of the most
globally influential people in food writing today.
All will be revealed on July 11. WATCH THIS SPACE!
AND THE WINNERS
Congratulations to Moira Aberdeen, winner of the
Siversen of Auckland won $450 of books for taking part
in the post-Festival online survey.
Finucane from Pt Chevalier won the Behemoth Book Giveaway
and took home a mighty stack of 13 books written by a range of this
year’s festival guests.
We were so lucky to hear Eimear
McBride at the festival just weeks before she was
announced winner of the Bailey (formerly Orange) Prize for Literature
for her much-lauded work,
A Girl is A Half Formed Thing. I’m sure that like us, you
eagerly await the next work from this debut novelist.
PHOTO: EIMEAR MCBRIDE
We warmly congratulate the following writer, publisher and booksellers
for their Queens Birthday Honours:
Mr Fergus Barrowman, of Wellington. For services to publishing. MNZM
Mrs Betty Gilderdale, of Auckland. For services to children's
literature. QSM Ms
Beatrice Ann Parsons, of Wellington. For services to business and the
Mr Julian Russell Parsons, of Wellington. For services to business and
WANT TO WORK FOR THE
We’re looking for a contract administrator to join us from late August,
overseeing accounts processing (on Xero), office management and
administration, board paper preparation, enquiry handling and event
delivery support. Hours will vary week-to-week but we anticipate 5-10
hours per week from June-January, up to 24 hours per week from February
leading up to the Festival, and full hours during Festival week itself.
Payment will be at an hourly rate to be negotiated.
This role will suit someone who is looking to supplement other
activities and who enjoys being part of a small, dynamic team, getting
involved, taking ownership and helping deliver one of New Zealand’s
most vibrant and fastest growing cultural events. If this sounds
like you, please send an email expression of interest with CV to Anne
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