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, January 30, 2015
Australia & New Zealand Festival returns to London
UP: Australia & New Zealand Festival returns to London
begins in February with 'rising stars' Anna Smaill & Brooke
confirmed for exclusive Bloomsbury Theatre event
culminates 28th – 31st May 2015, King’s College, London
We're delighted to
announce that THIS WAY UP is back with events throughout May
culminating in a festival weekender 28th-31st May at King's College,
London where we'll showcase some of the best-known Antipodean
writers and performers alongside new and emerging talent for you to
We reveal the Festival programme on 5th March, World Book Day,
with tickets on general sale 12th March.
You don't have to
wait till May for a hot ticket! Meet Anna Smaill
(NZ) and Brooke
Davis (Aus): two bestselling, debut novelists
taking the literary world by storm. Catch them at their
UK launch events in February.
On 19th May, we have a show stopping event with twice
Booker-winning novelist Peter
Carey (Aus): avoid disappointment by booking
See you soon!
The ANZ Festival Team
launch event: The
Lutyens & Rubenstein
Join us for an evening of words and music with Violinist and Novelist
Anna Smaill to celebrate the UK edition of her debut novel, The Chimes.
Between a re-imagined London and Oxford, Smaill has created a world
where music has replaced the written word and memories are
carried as physical objects. A land where memory itself is forbidden
by 'the Order', whose vast musical instrument, the Carillon,
renders the population amnesiac.
first an irresistible debut, Lost
& Found is now an international bestseller in which
three unlikely companions take a road trip across Western Australia
to find the mother of seven year old Millie, who was
abandoned in an apartment store.
Millie and octogenarians Agatha and Karl, discover that old
age is not the same as death, that the young can be wise, and that
letting yourself feel sad once in a while just might be the key to a
event with Government of Western Australia European Office
£5, visit Waterstones
and select "Brooke Davis"
stories: Peter Carey in conversation with Hermione Lee
Bloomsbury Theatre chaired by
In Carey’s latest novel, Amnesia,
a cyber attack on Australian and American prisons frees thousands of
prisoners. It has been described as ‘the story of WikiLeaks as
if transmogrified by Dickens, turned into a thrilling fable for
our post-Snowden era’.
Carey and Lee consider how Australia forfeited democracy, the concept
of privacy as an inalienable right, and 'writing Australia' from New
event with The Royal Society of Literature and Intelligent Life