Email Digest: Wednesday, 11 September 2013

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Book reviews
Lincoln Gould reviews Passchendaele by Andrew MacDonald

Book Review: Rebecca and the Queen of Nations, by Deborah Burnside 

New Releases
New Release: Hero of the Hill, by Joy Cowley and Philip Webb 


Author interviews

Sam Hunt on RadioNZ discussing Sarah Broom and the prize established in her memory @Carcanet
A Monstrous Author Interview with Matt & Debbie Cowens: Mansfield with Monsters

Events
Lloyd Jones at the Christchurch Arts Festival  tonight
Pip Adam’s new book I’m Working on a Building will be launched…

Come hear Sarah Laing chat with Dylan Horrocks about her novel The Fall of Light & her comics this Sunday at Going West

Want to create meaning in your life? Hear Lloyd Geering on “Living this Life” in Christchurch this Saturday

Book News
Congratulations to Majella Cullinane and Melinda Szymanik on their Otago residencies
Two weeks left to Kickstart an amazing shared world fantasy comic Dylan Horrocks helped create. HURRY!

Children’s authors respond to the Learning Media news

Quote Unquote: A guest post from Paula Browning

Getting excited about the Mr Pip movie?

The Luminaries, by Eleanor Catton, has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Excitement building for The Luminaries – on the shortlist. Yay!
A WIP #storify: The Luminaries has been shortlisted for the Man Booker #manbookerprize #manbooker
Want to know what the #ManBookerPrize judges think of the shortlist? Read Robert Macfarlane’s Kindle Post here

Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries was last night named on #ManBooker shortlist. Here’s her interview in The Listener


From around the internet

Are ladies of literature secret clotheshorses?

Some great images on this tumblr 

I am going in for Serious Literature – a comic

NZ Book Council’s Best of Now: a newsy round-up of recent happenings from the world of reading

Can your favourite author help you find a job? Some sage advice.

A Perfectly Written Used Bookstore Description

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