Email digest: Wed 22 May 2013

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Book News
Dunedin poet, Sue Wootton, takes second prize (shared) in International Prize for Poetry

Iain Banks posts a new letter to his fans, updating them on his chemotherapy plans & fan letters to other authors

Qantas teamed up with Hachette Australia to make a collection of paperbacks that are the perfect length for their key routes. That’s pretty great! [No link]

An update on the case of the NZSA 

Tools for bookshops
A great blog post for all retailers about the art of listening

Book Reviews
Sarah Vaughan is not my Mother by MaryJane Thomson 

Nga Tau ki Muri: Our Future by Ans Westra 

From around the internet
The Bookstore Strikes Back – Great words from Ann Patchett! 

The best advice Maya Angelou ever received  

Ever wondered what it’s like to experience a poetry workshop? Here’s your chance to be a fly on the wall. 

Jacqueline Wilson has revealed the cover of her next book, DIAMOND, coming out in October! 

Teenage Tweetland: promoting YA books through social media 

Opportunities
Text Publishing are looking for an editor to join their team

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