Email digest: Wed 24 April 2013

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Book events
Trumpets. Fanfare. Storytelling – this looks like a great Auckland book event

Book news
Congratulations to the authors nominated for the Sir Julius Vogel Award

Tools for bookshops
Managing staff – it’s all about the 5Ps. 

Another fantastic display from Time Out Books 

On the art of reviewing books
Writer Sarah Laing is reviewing the new David Sedaris book for our blog and has drawn a comic about it 

Also, if you do nothing else all day, listen to David Sedaris sing in the voice of Billie Holiday

Book review
Ghosts of Parihaka by David Hair 

Hop to it
There’s seven votes between the top four in the #nzpcba Children’s Choice Award. Kids can vote here

Grab a bargain
Just spotted that the NZ Book Council is having a sale on literary posters 

From around the internet 
Previously unpublished Janet Frame novel alert! 1st chapter of In the Memorial Room here: 

Here is a fascinating interview with Patrick Ness about The Crane Wife, social media & more 

Five Easy Questions with American poet and essayist Mary Ruefle 

Auckland Writers and Readers Festival Anticipated highlights # 1

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