The Readings

A literary links list full of things we think you might like to check out.

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Has owning a bookshop ever been a dream of yours? Here are a few for sale that could make your dream a reality. The Bookshelf in Waikanae is a book, gift and lotto shop whose current owners are retiring. Marsden Books in Karori is an integral part of its community, serving as both a bookshop and a NZ Post agent. And the Springvale Bookshop (also a NZ Post agent) in Whanganui is also for sale.

The shortlist for the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults is out. You can find it here.

The 2020 Eisner Award nominations have also been announced. You can find them here.

And we have one more shortlist to share with you, this time for the 2020 International Booker Prize.

A new collection, Saltwater Love, “create[s] a place for all Indigenous people to send written work that engages with love in its myriad forms and promotes care for one another and the land”. You can read the first issue here.

The following Writers and Publishers were recognised in this year’s Queens Birthday Honours:

To be Companions of the New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM)

Dr Tessa Duder: For services to literature.
Elizabeth Knox: For services to literature.

To be Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM)

Dr Brian Turner: For services to literature and poetry.
David Ling: For services to the publishing industry.

To be Members of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)

Tusiata Avia: For services to poetry and the arts.
Donald Long: For services to literature and education, particularly Pacific language education.
Cilla McQueen: For services as a poet.

You can find a full honours list here.

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