Thursday, December 20, 2012

‘New Zealand Film Classics’ - Ian Conrich reports

A few months ago I announced the launch of a new book series, ‘New Zealand Film Classics’, a sister series to ‘New Zealand Writers’. Further information about the series can be found below. Meanwhile, I am pleased to announce that the first 5 books are now scheduled to be published as follows.

June 2013 - Out of the Blue, by Davinia Thornley
January 2014 - In My Father's Den, by Brian McDonnell
June 2014 - Once Were Warriors, by Mandy Treagus
January 2015 - Heavenly Creatures, by Ruth Feingold
June 2015 - An Angel at My Table, by Eva Rueschmann

New Zealand Film Classics
A new series of short books (approx. 15-20,000 words each) will be published starting next year, with each title focused on a classic New Zealand film. The titles will be published by Kakapo Books, with promotion supported by Intellect. As series Editor, I will be supported by NZSA’s New Zealand Studies Council, and by Brian McDonnell (Massey University), who is acting as series Consultant. The aim is to publish 2-3 titles a year, with NZSA members receiving one free copy of choice. The titles proposed in series 1 and series 2 are listed below, with authors already attached to Out of the Blue, and In My Father’s Den. Other authors will be announced soon, with expressions of interest from potential authors welcomed, and priority given to NZSA members.

New Zealand Film Classics
Series 1
An Angel at My Table
Broken Barrier
The End of the Golden Weather
Goodbye Pork Pie
Heavenly Creatures
In My Father's Den
Once Were Warriors
Out of the Blue
The Quiet Earth
Sione's Wedding
Sleeping Dogs
Whale Rider

Series 2
Beyond Reasonable Doubt
Came A Hot Friday
Desperate Remedies
Footrot Flats: The Dog’s Tail Tale
Illustrious Energy
Mana Waka
The Navigator: A Mediaeval Odyssey
Perfect Strangers
The Price of Milk
The Te Kooti Trail
The World's Fastest Indian

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