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.
Monday, October 15, 2012
AWRF WRITERS ANNOUNCED FOR 2013 SCHOOLS PROGRAMME 15-16 MAY
Just a few of
the fabulous writers who will feature in the 2013 Schools
Beloved New Zealand author KATE DE GOLDI follows up the prizewinning
The 10PM Question
with a multi-layered and entrancing story of Perry and her
US bestselling YA author LIBBA BRAY ranges across dark comedy,
satire and historic fantasy in books as diverse as the Gemma Doyle
trilogy, GoingBovine, Beauty Queens
and her new Diviners series, set in 1920s New York.
Acclaimed writer ALBERT WENDT is one of New Zealand and the
Pacific’s most accomplished literary voices whose poetry, plays and
fiction are regularly discussed in classrooms across the country.
Delightful Scottish poet, novelist and writing teacher JACKIE KAY is
renowned both for her work and for the wonderful presentations of it
she gives to readers of all ages around the world.
Rising Samoan star LANI WENDT-YOUNG blends Pacific mythology,
fantasy, romance and thrills in her internationally successful
Telesa trilogy, downloaded more than 13,000 times to date and also
available in print.
2012 NZ Post Children’s Book Award supreme winner Nice Day for a War
blends “art, humanity and history” in a brilliantly told tale of WW1
soldier Cyril Elliott by cartoonist CHRIS SLANE and author MATT
More writers to be announced in full
programme, out 4 February 2013. (Below from top: Kate De
Goldi, Libba Bray, Albert Wendt, Jackie Kay, Lani Wendt-Young, Matt
Elliott, Chris Slane)