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.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
NZ Books Centennial Issue Celebration
A memorable event took place
at Unity Books Wellington last Thursday evening. New Zealand Books celebrated
their centenary issue. An impressive gathering of friends, reviewers, lovers
and co-workers assembled to hear Kathryn Ryan deliver an impassioned speech on
the importance of the journal to NZ society and Jane Westaway – one of the
journal’s co-editors – officially launch it.
It was a busy evening and plenty of good vibrations were sent out into the
NZ Book’s 100th issue is now on newsstands in most good bookshops.
Photos below by M.Starosta - left Kathryn Ryan, right Jane Westaway