Email digest: Monday, 9 September

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Book reviews
Book Review – The Food Of Love Cookery School – Radio NZ review

Book Review: Max Gate, by Damien Wilkins

Author interviews
Eleanor Catton short interview by The Independent
Eleanor Catton ‘didn’t set out to write an enormous book’ A v interesting insightful piece – The Guardian.

The Scottish Poetry library reads up on C.K. Stead before he reads for them

Events
Book launch next weekend in Featherston for The Sundew Stalks: The Fly Papers book 2 by Johanna Knox
Exciting! Going West Books and Writers weekend is this weekend
The Dunedin leg of Kathy Reichs’ NZ tour has already sold out! Get in quick for tickets to her other events

Book News
Pics of Christchurch Writers’s Festival-run event featuring Kim Hill, Rachael King, Sarah Laing, Carl Nixon, Stephanie Johnson, et al

In praise of Copyright Licensing NZ and creative non-fiction: by Steve Braunias

An author’s appeal to other authors to handsell their own books in Indie bookstores

Paula Browning speaks out about copyright at the CLNZ awards night

Awards News

Michele Hewitson from @nzherald interviews Gil Hanly about Pat Hanly, the Illustrated non-fiction winner

From around the internet
Sorry – I have a soft spot: 7 of the most scandalous moments in The Baby-Sitters Club history

Celebrate Leo Tolstoy’s birthday by reading a bit of War & Peace

Shop in Kilbirnie during September with street entertainment, weekly prizes & a chance to win $2,000 (don’t forget, the Children’s Bookshop is there!)

Well done – 25 Steps towards becoming a self-published author

John Updike’s rules for reviewers

Email Digest: Wednesday 21 August 2013

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Book reviews

Book Review: Stag Spooner: Wild Man from the Bush, by Chris Maclean

New releases

New Release: Decision Time – A guide to choosing an aged-care facility in New Zealand

Tuesday Poem

Tuesday Poem by Rachel O’Neill   Her collection comes out in September!

Events

Events in September: Lloyd Jones, Kathy Reichs, Stephanie Johnson, Rosemary McLeod, Shaun Hendy, Sarah Laing and more

In Wellington and need something to do this evening? Come and celebrate the launch of Latika’s and Saradha’s books

Fear & Loathing…but not in Las Vegas – True Stories Told Live, 6.30pm August 30, National Library WLG

Book News

Good news for aspiring authors: HarperCollins NZ launches The Wednesday Post

Edinburgh has 53 bookstores – our members number 48 in Wellington, and over 80 in Auckland.

Awards News

#nzpba Congratulations to Paiges Book Gallery & Carterton District Library:

Judge Guy Somerset was on Newstalk ZB with Tim Fookes today talking about the #nzpba

From around the internet

Mal Peet is missing us already – shout out to the Children’s Bookshop Kilbirnie & Unity WLG. Brilliant!

Elmore Leonard died last night, sadly. Here are a couple of Elmore Leonard links:

Just in case anybody hasn’t seen this – Elmore Leonard’s writing tips. Don’t use “all hell broke loose”

Vale Elmore Leonard,  10 of the prolific writer’s must-read novels

RIP Elmore Leonard