Words of the Day: Wednesday, 30 October 2013


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Book reviews
Book Review: A Book is a Book, by Jenny Bornholdt, illustrated by Sarah Wilkins

Book Review: Dunger, by Joy Cowley

New Releases
Baby Teeth: Bite-sized tales of terror. From the brand new @PaperRoadPress

Author interviews
Monthly Book: Christos Tsiolkas in Conversation with Ramona Koval @themonthly

Check out Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton on writing and music via @cbcmusic

Tomorrow at noon Dylan Horrocks is giving a talk in Wellington at @NLNZ

New Release: Baby Teeth: Bite-sized tales of terror. Launch tonight in WLG from 5.30pm, Quality Hotel, Cuba St. @PaperRoadPress

Are you in ChCh and fancying some poetry? See Harry Ricketts, James Norcliffe & Helen Jacobs at the CPSA Hall tonight at 6.30pm

Book News
We are very happy to announce our Kobo Scholarship recipients… off to Seattle for Wi9!  @timeoutbooksnz

Writing tricks *and* treats – 1 Nov is the application deadline for the @modernletters creative writing MA:

“Uni presses remain essential to the advancement of our culture & understanding our world”

Awards News
We are on the last week of first-round submissions for the #nzpba and #nzpcba – two more days to go!

From around the internet
On literary siblings: the Brontës, the Wordsworths, and the challenge to assumptions of lonely genius

“I made a plan to work for a bit, save, quit, write until I was broke, and repeat until I got published, or died”

Your brain on e-books, in comparison with physical books.

Brace yourself. Here are #GameOfThrones characters remixed with Mr. Men and Little Miss

One in 10 people in Iceland will publish a book in their lifetime.

The fabulous IF: A Treasury of Poems for Almost Every Possibility & a wee challenge for you


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