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.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
WRITERS ON MONDAYS Gee and Me: Rachel Barrowman
WRITERS ON MONDAYS
Gee and Me: Rachel Barrowman
Barrowman's biography Mason:
the Life of R.A.K. Mason won the biography category of the
2004 Montana Book Awards and received a wealth of critical praise. Her
new book takes on another key literary figure in New Zealand. Maurice Gee: Life and Works is
the product of nearly ten years' research, and is the first major
biography of one of our most highly esteemed writers. In discussion with Bill Manhire,
Barrowman will shed light on Gee's influences, the work that went into
making the Plumb trilogy,
and other New Zealand classics, the process of writing a life, and why it
is that writers make such compelling subjects.
Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa (please note that no food may be taken onto the Te Papa
Writers on Mondays is presented with the Museum of New
Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, National Poetry Day and Circa Theatre. This
series is open to the public and free of charge.