Email digest: Wednesday 20 March 2013

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See Michael Morpurgo, author of WAR HORSE, at Aotea Centre in a free event this Monday 25 March 

Auckland Writers & Readers programme announced – with tickets on sale from tomorrow.

Book news
Change of ownership for Lonely Planet

Commerce Commission clears merger of Penguin and Random House book publishers 

Here’s the paperwork on the decision above 

New books
Pick up a copy of the NZ Herald today for an exclusive 16-page book extract of Dan Brown’s INFERNO! The book is out in May [no link]

Paul Callaghan: Luminous Moments 

Book reviews
100 Amazing Tales from Aotearoa by Simon Morton and Riria Hotere 

‘The whole novel reads like a complex riddle wrapped in a simple story’—THE CHILDHOOD OF JESUS by J M Coetzee 

Win $5,000 and fame (probably) in NZ Young Cartoonists Award, from the Listener and the Cartoon Archive – closes 8/4. 

From around the internet
How to take author photos! 

New Zealander Elizabeth Cunnane is writer in residence at Can Serrat, Spain. Here she talks to Antonia McGuane 

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