Lauren Child confirmed for Auckland Writers Festival

May 12, 2017
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Lauren Child confirmed for Auckland Writers Festival

There will be something for everyone with a wide range of authors on the books for the 2017 Auckland Writers Festival in May. HarperCollins has confirmed authors Lauren Child, Susan Faludi, Jay Rayner, and more for the festival, which will feature a star-studded array of literary guests from New Zealand and beyond. “We are...

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Winner’s essay a ‘saga of migration’

New Zealand student Andy Xie, currently studying at Columbia University in the United States, has won the inaugural Landfall Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition. It is published in Landfall 233. Landfall editor and competition judge David Eggleton described the essay as “a saga of migration and transformation, of landfall and then further wanderings … Andy Xie’s...

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On the bookshelves: May 2017

April 15, 2017
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On the bookshelves: May 2017

New releases coming in May. FICTION Based on a True Story, by Delphine de Vigan: What would you do if your closest friend tried to steal your life? A chilling, award-winning thriller and international bestseller (Bloomsbury, RRP $28). The Cows, by Dawn O’Porter: A powerful novel about three women. In all the noise of modern life,...

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The story of Gallipoli from all points of view

April 10, 2017
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The story of Gallipoli from all points of view

Gallipoli: A Ridge Too Far, edited by Ashley Ekins (Exisle Publishing, RRP $50) We always tend to focus on Gallipoli as an Anzac story but it was a battle involving seven countries, all of which suffered in the hell of the 1915 campaign. This new book takes a fresh approach to telling the story...

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On the bookshelves: April 2017

March 24, 2017
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On the bookshelves: April 2017

New releases coming in April. FICTION The Accusation, by Bandi, translated by Deborah Smith: A major publishing event: the first fiction ever to be smuggled out of North Korea—a remarkable literary discovery and a searing indictment of political repression (Serpent’s Tail, RRP $33). The Missing Pieces of Us, by Fleur McDonald: Sometimes you need to...

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