Words of the Day, Wednesday 26 February 2014

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Book Review
Unpacking the Kists: The Scots in New Zealand, by Brad Patterson, Tom Brooking and Jim McAloon

Book Events
Don’t miss Jen Hadfield tomorrow at Unity Books Wellington – when she reads her poems, they stay read.

NZ Festival review: The Bookbinder is an absorbing and imaginative 45-minute piece of storytelling theatre.

Giveaways
Francis Spufford has written about Marxism, British engineering, the importance of reading & christianity…be in to win tickets

Gecko Press has tickets to Jack Lasenby at the @NZfestival to give away for the biggest liar!

Jobs
Don’t forget to get your applications in for the Publishing Assistant job at @scholasticnz !

Book News
Are you an expert in old books? Head to this conference

Well done Ben Sanders / Macmillan for selling his fourth book to Hollywood!

International Association of Culinary Professionals Announces 2014 Food Writing Finalists

Emily Mayhew, @Andrew_Solomon and Sarah Wise are shortlisted for the 2014 @wellcomebkprize!

Around the Internet
Closed for Reading: Manawatu’s Longburn School shuts its doors for 20 minutes a day so students can read with adults!

@StephenStra talks about chairing (and the importance of preparing)

10 facts only ‘Lord of the Rings’ super fans would know

How good writers break the rules (and make it work)

Now we have a chance to listen to beloved authors long gone || Listen to 15 Literary Icons Reading Their Own Work

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