Email digest: Tuesday 17 July 2012

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Book News
NZ Book Council CEO returning to UK http://ow.ly/chyjL

Damien Wilkins will be the next Director of Victoria’s International Institute of Modern Letters http://ow.ly/chzkU

Sad news – ‘Encyclopedia Brown’ Creator Donald J. Sobol Dies at 87 http://bit.ly/MAB3S3

Neil Gaiman will pen five children’s books http://ow.ly/chdSO

Opportunities
Calling all children who are keen writers! http://ow.ly/chEmg

Book reviews
So Brilliantly Clever by Peter Graham http://wp.me/p1boF0-A3

Rangatira by Paula Morris http://wp.me/p1boF0-zy

Goldie and The Three Penguins by Chris Gurney http://wp.me/p1boF0-zO

Tuesday poem
Three old women raking leaves by Rob Hack http://wp.me/p1boF0-zZ

From around the internet
The Listener Book Club podcast discussion of the fiction finalists, in which Guy Somerset ensures himself a table for one at the ceremony: http://t.co/LvvRSpwP

How do you feel about big books? . . . http://t.co/BYrH87Ru

The 10 most scandalous biographies http://ow.ly/chAi6

10 famous literary characters based on real people http://ow.ly/cfReD

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