Email digest, Mon 9 May 2011

Events and activities
A parenthesis of poets 

Don’t forget Cassandra Clare is at The Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie (Wellington) tomorrow

Reading Anna Karenina for winter

Book news
Dr Lynley Hood wins Iowa writer’s residency

Chinese writer Liao Yiwu has been denied permission to leave China to attend Sydney Writers’ Festival

ChCh secondhand booksellers have funds available to them. Applications close 31 May

PaperPlus delivers 36,000 books to Christchurch kids

Have you written 150 words for the BNZ Literary Awards yet? Mary McCallum talks about writing her entry 

Paradise Lost is to be made into a film… Bradley Cooper to play the devil

From around the Internet
Today in History 7 May 1907, first School Journal published

Buying ebooks may be convenient but it can’t compete with the personality and charm of our best bookshops

New books
Not due until September, but here is the first chapter of Lee Child’s next Jack Reacher novel, The Affair

Book reviews
James Bradley talks about Mardi McConnochie’s new book, The Voyagers 

Here’s some recent reviews of NZ writing by ANZLit Lovers blog 

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