Email digest: Monday, 19 August 2013

Book reviews
Book Review: The Meeting Place. Māori and Pākehā Encounters 1642-1840

Book Review: The Lifeguard: Poems 2008-2013, by Ian Wedde

Author interviews
Damien Wilkins on his new job, and exciting new book ‘Max Gate’

Events
Sarah Laing’s speaking at the National Library on Thursday!  Get primed by listening to her on RNZ

Eleanor Catton will feature at an Australia / NZ Literary BBQ next Thursday in London

Lloyd Jones’ memoir A History of Silence releases this Friday. Join @nzlisteners Guy Somerset for a Q&A with Lloyd

Crisis and creative opportunities in post-quake Christchurch

Sarah Laing, Paula Green, Stephanie Johnson & Charlotte Grimshaw talk at Old Government House this Wednesday

Book News
Despite appearances in cyberspace, the Booksellers NZ office is closed today due to the Friday

Crime writing fan? Go vote for your favorite short story in Bloody Scotland’s competition!

The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize has re-focused its 2014 prizes to concentrate on the Short Story. It will no longer offer the Book Prize.

The Luminaries is now available as an ebook – click on the mebook button on the page.

Margo Lanagan has won the CBCA Older Readers book of the year for her book Sea Hearts 

Awards News
Have you read #nzpba finalist The Search for Anne Perry by Joanna Drayton? Here’s your chance to win a copy!

Meet the freshly-minted winners of the #nzpba the very next day

From around the internet
17 Problems Only Book Lovers Will Understand

Educators and parents, here’s a handy list of books categorized by what writing skill they teach

16 bookstores to see before you die – step 1, take a really amazing old building

Ah Buzzfeed, you do it again. Life advice from Black Books.

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