Words of the Day: Monday, 14 October 2013




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Book reviews
Book Review: The Factory World, by Joseph Edward Ryan

Read an extract from The Circle, the new novel by Dave Eggers

We are giving away tickets to the preview showings of Tim Winton’s The Turning on FB & by email.

Wairarapa readers – hear Steve Braunias, winner of 2013 NZ Post Book Award, in Featherston this Saturday, Oct 19

VUP Books launch Te Mātāpunenga tonight at National Library foyer – a work more than ten years in the making.

Book News
Massey University’s Ngā Kupu Ora Aotearoa Māori Book Awards have been announced.

Karen Healey is featured in CHC Press on writing & creativity. But…not a fulltime mum. Odd.

Readers are encouraged to vote for the 2013 Kobo/NZ Authors e-publishing prize

Nine to Noon is showcasing Katherine Mansfield in celebration of her birthday this week, every day at 10.45am

Booker News
Here are the Man Booker short-listed authors, fresh off the stage after a wonderful event at the South Bank

Booker shortlist ‘best list ever?’ Well at least the one with the least scandal…

From around the internet
E-books are changing reading habits say USA Today 
Last year, the Literature Board of the Australia Council gave literary magazines around $500,000 in grants – envy Oz? 

Some interesting ideas here – Bookshops in Europe take a stand against Internet rivalry

The five finalists in the PANZ awards for best cover take you inside their pages in Idealog. Brilliant!

Short story ‘Fiction’ by Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature

‘Will the book sell? Your guess is as good as mine.’

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