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.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Last chance - win $500 of Festival books......
RELIVE THE FESTIVAL VIA PODCAST AND VIDEO
The first tranche of #awf17 podcasts and videos are now available. Catch up on the events you missed, or relive the magic of your favourite sessions and writers.
Lloyd Geering, Roxane Gay, Ian Rankin, Fiona Kidman, George Saunders, Paul Beatty, A. N. Wilson, Mpho Tutu van Furth, Ivan Coyote, Catherine Chidgey, James Shapiro, Susan Faludi, John Lanchester, Rob Schmitz and many more to come!
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LAST CHANCE TO WIN $500 OF FESTIVAL BOOKS
The 2017 Programme was our most ambitious yet: hosting over 200 novelists, playwrights, song writers, scientists, historians, children’s writers, illustrators, journalists and poets, including 40 internationals, introduced a new venue, took to the streets, and hosted a glittering spoken word showcase.
With a record attendance of over 72,000 this Festival was the most diverse yet, spanning continents and cultures and reflecting the interests of people across all age groups. Audiences came from all over New Zealand and across the world, and left inspired by stories of change and hope, and a deeper understanding of the role they, as individuals, can play in the world.
And now, straight into the planning for next year... hope to make next year’s event even better and you can help us do that by giving us your feedback. We would be very grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete a short survey about your 2017 Festival experience, which will help to inform our planning for 2018. The information we collect also helps us to secure grants and funding for future Festivals, so we are extremely grateful for your help. To thank you for your support and feedback, everyone who completes the survey below will go into a draw to win $500 of Festival books.