Tayi Tibble & Sam Duckor-Jones Book Launch at Unity Books Wellington

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Tayi Tibble and Sam Duckor Jones

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AWF18: City Streets, with Pip Adam, Xu Yiwei and Dominic Hoey

AWF18: City Streets, with Pip Adam, Xu Wiwei and Dominic Hoey

Pip Adam, Dominic Hoey and Xue Yiwei  talk of the inspiration of place, and the ways in which location gives vital realism and urgency to their stories, in conversation with Julie Hill.

Illustrated notes below, by Tara Black

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Iceland
by Dominic Hoey
Published by Steele Roberts
ISBN 9780947493431

 

The New Animals
by Pip Adam
Published by VUP
ISBN 9781776561346

Schenzheners
by Xue Yiwei
Published by Linda Leith Publishing
ISBN 9781988130033

Check out ALL of Tara Black’s coverage of the 2018 Auckland Writers Festival here.

AWF18: Ode to Ursula, with Elizabeth Knox, David Larsen and Karen Joy Fowler

AWF18: Ode to Ursula, with Elizabeth Knox, David Larsen and Karen Joy Fowler

‘In memory of the extraordinary Ursula Le Guin, writers and fans Karen Joy Fowler and Elizabeth Knox join David Larsen to share stories of their first encounters with her work and explore the legacy of the writer David Mitchell describes as a “crafter of fierce, focused, fertile dreams”.’

Illustrated notes taken by Tara Black.

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Illustrated notes copyright Tara Black

AWF18: Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards – Lucinda Hawksley

AWF18: Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards – Lucinda Hawksley

‘Using images from London’s National Portrait Gallery, and based on her book Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards, writer and art historian Lucinda Hawksley takes us on a curly and entertaining tour of moustaches, whiskers and beards: from prehistoric to current times, rounding up pharaohs, Vikings, Regency beaus, 1960s hippies and hipsters along the way.’

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Illustrated notes copyright Tara Black

Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards
Published by National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144934

 

AWF18: Too Much – Durga Chew-Bose

AWF18: Too Much – Durga Chew-Bose

‘Durga Chew-Bose’s debut collection of self-referential essays Too Much and Not the Mood has established her as a member of the millennial intelligentsia. She is in conversation with Ella Yelich-O’Connor.’

Illustrated notes by Tara Black

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illustrated notes by Tara Black

 

Too Much and Not the Mood
Published by Farrar, Giroux & Strauss
ISBN 9780374535957

 

AWF18: The big ideas of Neal Stephenson

AWF18: The big ideas of Neal Stephenson

New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson is renowned for works seething with big ideas, both innovative and complex in their genius, including Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, The Diamond Age, Anathem, and his latest Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O co-written with Nicole Galland.’

Tara Black took these illustrated notes during Neal Stephenson’s solo session. He was interviewed by David Larsen.

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Illustrated notes copyright Tara Black

 

Buy some of his books! I can vouch they are all really good…

The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O
Published by Borough Press
ISBN 9780008132576

Seveneves
Published by Borough Press
ISBN 9780008132545

AWF18: The Dry – Jane Harper

AWF18: The Dry – Jane Harper

‘British-born Australian writer Jane Harper worked as a journalist before penning the CWA Gold Dagger and AIBA winning international hit novel The Dry, subsequently optioned by Reese Witherspoon.’ Chair: Kathy Hunter

Illustrated notes by Tara Black

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Illustrated notes copyright Tara Black

Jane Harper also appears, alongside Megan Dunn, Brannavan Gnanalingam and Briar Wood in:
Elemental
Sun, 20 May 2018 10:30am – 11:20am
Limelight Room, Aotea Centre

The Dry
Published by Pan Macmillan
ISBN 9781925481372