Email digest: Wed 18 July 2012

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Tonight on the North Shore The Story of Peter Blake is being launched at 6.30pm

Ladies’ Litera-Tea – now there are two of them!

Book News
2012 winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing announced

Costa’s new short story award to be judged anonymously

Book reviews
The Big Music: selected papers by Kirsty Gunn

From Under the Overcoat by Sue Orr

A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Life and Times of Graham Percy by Gregory O’Brien

Velocity by Ahmed Ajaz and Stefan Olander

Bligh by Anne Salmond

The Frog Footy Player by Chris Gurney

The secret lives of authors
A blog where I talk about my author photo being taken

Dame Fiona Kidman talks The Trouble with Fire (Fiction finalist for the New Zealand Post Book Awards)

Meet Chris Cleave author of ‘Gold’

From around the internet

Fifty Shades of Grey in pictures

“What is the reason for the sex-novel craze? Is it the public or the novelists to blame?”

A maze made of 250,000 books at London 2012

Are you aged 13-18 and love poetry? We’d love to publish your poems on the Pulse  Email

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