Words of the Day: Monday, 7 October 2013

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Book reviews
 A (love) letter to Margaret Mahy on the re-publication of Dashing Dog, from @sarahjbarnett

Author interviews
Fiona Kidman talks Jean Batten and The Infinite Air

Dame Fiona Kidman also featured on Radio NZ national on Sunday

Bernadette Hall talks to Poetry Shelf: All I know is that I’m more in love with poetry, whatever it is, than ever

Giveways
Giveaway: Lonely Planet’s Beautiful World

Events
Train enthusiast? Wellington central is hosting the @KiwiRail Open Day this Saturday 14 Oct. Do the locomotion…

A zombie walk to launch a book… this has got to be good The launch of Blue, by Brandy Wehinger

Book News
Edify are pleased to announce they are representing Sunshine Books here in NZ

I enjoyed this article in the Sunday mag – The Life and Love of Murray Ball, by his wife Pam

Congratulations to Lloyd Jones and Dawn Sanders, as well as others, for their nominations for Welly awards.

The future of publishing in NZ according to Radio NZ – featuring Peter from Page & Blackmore

@nzherald talks about publishing

From around the internet
The Thirtysomething Teen: Adult YA addict @thisisjendoll comes clean.

Watch the first trailer for new Jack Ryan movie

“Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.” Henry Miller’s Commandments of Writing

As a fan of lists of things, which I don’t often follow up, I love this post -You Must Read It

Now We Have Proof Reading Literary Fiction Makes You a Better Person

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