Email digest: Wednesday 9 May 2012

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Events
Wellington – tonight at Meow cafe poets will read in celebration of ‘Dear Heart: 150 New Zealand Love Poems’

RIP Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak, author of Where the Wild Things Are, Dies at 83

Love this. RIP Maurice Sendak.

“You cannot write for children. They’re much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them.” ― Maurice Sendak


Book news
First-time author Jacquie McRae wins Gold at New York Book Awards

Randell Cottage celebrates 10 years of writer residencies

The post where I decide to let a complete stranger run our Facebook page… 

Hey, look which Flytrap Snaps author I just found in the Dominion Post
From around the internet
Author interview with Mal Peet

7 of the best dinner parties in literature. What, no Silence of the Lambs?

Virginia Woolf on the excitement of Bookstores, New and Used
Book reviews
Zen under Fire: Marianne Elliott’s year as a peace advocate in Afghanistan. Read the review

Kiwi Flora Reads reviews The Girl Who Fell from the Sky from Hachette
New books
Bring up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel’s sequel to Wolf Hall – read the start to chapter one

New release book: A Passion for Flight: New Zealand Aviation before the Great War

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