Email Digest: Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Book reviews
Book Review: Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter

Book Review: Children of the Jacaranda Tree, by Sahar Delijani

New Releases
What was life like so many years ago? Watch the trailer for the new New Zealand Girl series

Giving away the Dinosaur Rescue Big Book of Stuff on Facebook… school hols soon…

I just got my prize pack of @VUPBooks about the West Coast. Keen to enter?

Book News
BNZ Literary Awards winners announced

@BNZ has updated their storify for the Awards, which were announced last night.

Attention NZ writers – just over two weeks to go to for applications for our 2014 residency programme.

Warm congratulations to the Chair of the NZ Book Council Board Peter Biggs, now officially a companion of the Order of New Zealand!

The Ministry of Culture & Heritage has published an e-book New Zealand Women and the Vote. Free download.

Are there any NZ booksellers out there following this discussion about Digital Publishing?

NZs books are off to the IBBY congress next year – congrats David Hill, David Elliot and Kawata Teepa

Go to Tauranga and get amongst their lovely writers & readers festival 31 Oct – 3 Nov

Awards News
Our very important dates for 2014 Book Awards are available now. When do you need to submit? How to be a judge?

From around the internet
‘If it’s your get rich quick scheme, then you are the worst schemer ever.’ Editor Dave Housley on starting a lit mag

International Digital Book Awards Judging Panel Announced

Now we just need to lure James Patterson here to give our indies money…

Creative New Zealand statement on the closure of Downstage Theatre

I would add the ‘primer’ from The Diamond Age … sci-fi inventions @HuffPostBooks wish were real. You guys?

CK Stead is in London for the King’s Lynn Poetry Festival

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