Words of the Day: Tuesday, 15 October 2013



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Book reviews
Book Review: Catastrophe: Europe Goes to War 1914, by Max Hastings

Author blogs
Background on the upcoming novel Wake by @ElizabethKnoxNZ

New Releases
Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is out now, and Helen Fielding has a special message for NZ readers! (video)

A beautiful book trailer for The Score, by Adrienne Jansen

Max Rashbrooke is chairing an inequality debate tonight at @VicUniWgtn on Vivian St. Doors open at 6. Shamubeel Eaqub vs Sandra Grey #IsInequalityNatural?

Cilla McQueen is reading tomorrow night 7 pm at Eastbourne library in a joint event with Rona Gallery! She is sparky and…

Book News
Cape Catley Prize for poetry goes to Bayley Johansson, from Pukekohe College.

School Journal will continue to be published by Wellington publisher Lift Education

Fascinating interview on @AfternoonsRNZ with Robin Scholes, talking about Once Were Warriors and Mr Pip

Man Booker Awards News
I am trying to get a few messages to Eleanor Catton on our Facebook page. Or you can steal our cover…

We’re gearing up at NZ brunch HQ for the Man Booker. Commentators @PipAdam & @gtiso stretching their jaws for some live literary commentary. (VUP Books)

Interesting… @guardian Booker prize shortlist sales dip as critical acclaim rises

Paula Morris will be live-tweeting the awards ceremony as @nzlistener

Booker announcement will be on BBC News on SKY from 9.30-10am tomorrow.

Just in case you missed it, @nzlistener has all Booker shortlist reviews unlocked

From around the internet
Could you work for #Lockwood & Co.? Enter the haunted house with Anthony Lockwood and see if you can survive!

Advice on writing advice, from the folks at @AmpersandYA

A wonderful welcome to the new ‘pirate laureate’ (according to his grandson) Vincent O’Sullivan at National Library today.

Readings’ staff member Chris reflects on the joys of sharing books with other travellers when on holidays

The problem with UK literary festivals

Neil Gaiman: Let children read the books they love

The Man Booker will be announced tomorrow at 9.30am, our time. Keep your eyes on twitter (also possibly the prize) – Paula Morris will be live-tweeting for @nzlistener, @FergusVUP will be there, and I am certain @VUPBooks will say a few things. Go Ellie!