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, November 19, 2012
Fun at Unity Books, Wellington
Thursday at Unity Books Wellington an eclectic mix of customers welcomed
three new exciting publications by Lawrence & Gibson. It was a glorious
evening with plenty of speeches from the publishing collective representative
Murdoch Stephens, one of our own ex-Unity crew William Dewey, a symmetrically
rhythmical Dick Whyte and absent-in-body-but-present-in-spirit Richard Meros.
Dewey presented his latest baby The Homeland of Pure Joy. Dick Whyte
explained the ideas behind the Haiku News Anthology 2009-2011he
co-edited with Laurence Stacey, and Murdoch Stephens read out a surprisingly
short version of Richard Meros’ long thoughts on his latest creationEasy
joyous evening it was. A trinity, a trolligy, a triumvirate ? What is it called
? Anyway, much fun had by all.