Email digest: Mon 27 June 2011

Events
I’ve just added Nalini Singh’s tour dates to our calendar. She’s visiting Christchurch too

There are approx. a million poetry events on our calendar for National Poetry Day
 
Book News
Why JK Rowling’s Pottermore will frighten struggling authors

Have you seen the new flipback books?  They’ll be first in-store in NZ on 12 July

Psychology Today interviews Jim Flynn about The Torchlight List

The Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel now has a Facebook page!

Jo Randerson’s judging the Creative Science Writing Prize

On the ChristchurchLib Kids Blog today Kyle Mewburn talks about his new book Moon Cow
 
Competitions
Win tickets to Harry Potter VIP movie previews

Writing competition considers the role of chemistry in our world

From around the internet
Hilarious words of the day from the urban dictionary

Another reason to love winter – you don’t have to endure reading these books at the beach

Today’s great bookshelves. Think your home library is pretty impressive? You may have to think again.

Book reviews
Here’s a review of Swamplandia – recently on the Orange Prize longlist

New Zealand Post Book Awards
Tickets are now available for the New Zealand Post Book Awards Ceremony in Wellington

On the NZPBA Facebook page we have reviews of ‘The Radio Room’ and ‘Pounamu’ on

Booksellers – we still have a few point of sale packs left for NZPBA

Anna Karenina
I’m into Anna Karenina now and it’s REALLY good. Funny even. How are you going? [no link]

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