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.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
WAIHEKE BOOK FESTIVAL
WORDS ON A SMALL ISLAND, 9-12 October
Our festival weekend is fast arriving, so now's a great time to select all your favourite events. Come along and soak up the festival vibe, and meet the creative talents.
Festival Gala Lunch, Sunday 12 October This year's Gala Lunch is set to be intriguing, with three of publishing's shining stars sharing their passions and stories at beautiful Mudbrick Vineyard & Restaurant.
Acclaimed wine writer John Saker, who'll be teaching you how to drink your glass of wine!
Environmentalist and NZ's largest independent publisher Craig Potton, who will share his passion for NZ's wild places.
Always thought provoking - former Waitakere mayor Sir Bob Harvey, with his new memoir Wild Westie.
Ever wondered what your mind does when you're not looking? Join Professor Emeritus of the University of Auckland, Michael Corballis, as he takes a look into the murky regions where religion, fantasy and fiction lurk. Artworks Theatre, Saturday 11 October, 11am
Islands have always held a strange fascintation for us. Join Steven Fischer as he sparks our imaginations with visions of Islands from Atlantis to Zanzibar. Artworks Theatre, Saturday 11 October, 12 noon