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.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
September 2014 newsletter.from the Auckland Writers Festival
Tuesday 18 November, 6:00 - 7:15 pm The University of Auckland
Julia Gillard served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, and the Australian Labor Party leader from 2010 to 2013. She was the first woman to hold either position.
Following the publication of her memoirs, My Story, Julia Gillard will discuss her term as Prime Minister, her achievements, her mistakes and about being a woman at the highest levels of Australian political and public life.
Presented by Auckland Writers Festival and The University of Auckland. In association with Penguin Random House.
After six years, founding trustee and Festival Chair Sarah Sandley, has resigned from the board of the Auckland Writers Festival. Sarah has been a dedicated and skilful Chair, guiding the organisation through an exceptional period of increased profile, audience and financial stability and we wish her very well as she moves on to other commitments. Phillipa Muir will assume the leadership role, with Nicola Legat replacing her as Deputy Chair position. We are also delighted to welcome Platinum Patron Josephine Green to the board.
Auckland Mayoral Writers Grant. Mayor Len Brown is calling on local writers to capture Auckland life in the written word with a new $12,000 annual grant. Applications close 26 September. For more information and application details click here.