Email digest: Monday, 9 September

This is a digest of our Twitter feed that we email out most Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sign up here for free if you’d like it emailed to you.

Book reviews
Book Review – The Food Of Love Cookery School – Radio NZ review

Book Review: Max Gate, by Damien Wilkins

Author interviews
Eleanor Catton short interview by The Independent
Eleanor Catton ‘didn’t set out to write an enormous book’ A v interesting insightful piece – The Guardian.

The Scottish Poetry library reads up on C.K. Stead before he reads for them

Events
Book launch next weekend in Featherston for The Sundew Stalks: The Fly Papers book 2 by Johanna Knox
Exciting! Going West Books and Writers weekend is this weekend
The Dunedin leg of Kathy Reichs’ NZ tour has already sold out! Get in quick for tickets to her other events

Book News
Pics of Christchurch Writers’s Festival-run event featuring Kim Hill, Rachael King, Sarah Laing, Carl Nixon, Stephanie Johnson, et al

In praise of Copyright Licensing NZ and creative non-fiction: by Steve Braunias

An author’s appeal to other authors to handsell their own books in Indie bookstores

Paula Browning speaks out about copyright at the CLNZ awards night

Awards News

Michele Hewitson from @nzherald interviews Gil Hanly about Pat Hanly, the Illustrated non-fiction winner

From around the internet
Sorry – I have a soft spot: 7 of the most scandalous moments in The Baby-Sitters Club history

Celebrate Leo Tolstoy’s birthday by reading a bit of War & Peace

Shop in Kilbirnie during September with street entertainment, weekly prizes & a chance to win $2,000 (don’t forget, the Children’s Bookshop is there!)

Well done – 25 Steps towards becoming a self-published author

John Updike’s rules for reviewers

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