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.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
News from The New Zealand Book Council
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Poems in the Waiting Room – a brilliant tiny charity
How cool is this? A Dunedin-based charity that supplies rest homes, medical centres, hospices and prisons with a new selection of free poetry cards every season!
Plus this year they've started Lilliput Libraries - little community libraries with books that are free for people to take and keep, or pass on.
It's so fantastic that poetry and books are finding their way into everyday lives. Thanks to this amazing charity for sprinkling some fairy dust around the city of Dunedin.
Teen YouTube sensation, Jamie Curry, started life as a regular kid from Napier. Now her online antics are taking a leap offscreen and into print.
We snag her for a quick interview before she takes to the stage for the 2016 New Zealand Writers’ Week, and discover what got her started, what it’s like to live her life online, and whether she even likes reading at all!