Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Friday, June 09, 2017
Book Launch Invitation
are warmly invited to the launch of
Whole Intimate Mess: Motherhood, Politics, and Women's Writing
5.30 for 6.00pm
Thursday 22 June
All welcome, no rsvp needed
Vic Books Pipitea
Rutherford House, 27 Lambton Quay
Emily Writes, editor of The Spinoff Parents
I began to pull the
threads of my experience back together. Instead of divergent
stories about public failure, private torment, and
postnatal distress, I started telling myself a
united story: the truth, or as close as I could get to it.
A Rhodes scholar and former Green MP,
Holly Walker tells the story of how she became one
of New Zealand’s youngest parliamentarians, how motherhood
intervened, and how she found solace and solidarity in the
writings of women. This short book makes a passionate case
for the role of literature in political change and
personal resilience, and for the importance of women’s voices
in the public sphere.