Email digest: Wed, 1 June 2011

Events

If you’re in Wellington, head along tonight to the 6pm launch of the *new* Unity Books. Same location but bigger and brighter [no link]

Tomorrow Thurs 2 June: Harry Ricketts is speaking on “The War Poets and Kipling” – Victoria’s Kelburn Campus, VZ 802, 12-1 pm [no link]

 In the UK they celebrate Independent Booksellers Week

New Zealand Post Book Awards

The finalists have been announced in the 2011 New Zealand Post Book Awards

Congratulations to the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA) Best First Book Awards Winners

Voting is now open for the 2011 People’s Choice Award

I’ve tidied up the New Zealand Post Book Awards section of the website – this is my favourite new page

Guy Somerset on the mainstream media’s general ignoring of the NZ Post Book Awards shortlists & best 1st book winners

Book News

Random House has emailed to say new stock of The Moon & Farmer McPhee will be in their warehouse 20/6

You can now watch the sell-out Antarctica session with Steve Braunias and Jane Ussher at the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival on Vimeo

Competitions/Awards/Residencies

Do you know about Scrawl? It’s a poetry and short story competition run by vicbooks

Professional Development

New Editing Masterclass from Whitireia

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