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, July 29, 2016
Word Christchurch - Spotlight on Caitlin Doughty
SPOTLIGHT ON CAITLIN DOUGHTY
to be one of the most popular speakers appearing at the festival, Caitlin
Doughty talks and writes with wit and wisdom about the one thing that is
certain about life: death. Her memoir Smoke
Gets in Your Eyes about working in a crematorium is
peppered with the history of death in Western culture and other cultures,
and is a New York
Times bestseller. She will make you look at death in a
new light and should not be missed.
Do you like cake? Josephine Moon is the first Australian novelist to make
a commercial career out of writing foodie fiction… with three novels
Treat yourself and a friend to an afternoon tea with Cakes by Anna
while Josephine talks about her books, and the strong creative women
characters making their mark on the world that she portrays.