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.
Anne Salmond Hardback, 228 x 152mm , 512 pages 978 1 86940 865 7 Māori studies, 24 July 2017, $65.00
Dame Anne Salmond’s most ambitious book to date.
In Tears of Rangi Dame Anne Salmond looks at New
Zealand as a site of cosmodiversity, a place where multiple worlds engage
and collide. Beginning with a fine-grained inquiry into the early period of
encounters between Māori and Europeans in New Zealand (1769–1840), Salmond then
investigates such clashes and exchanges in key areas of contemporary life –
waterways, land, the sea and people.
We live in a world of gridded maps, Outlook calendars
and balance sheets – making it seem that this is the nature of reality itself.
But in New Zealand, concepts of whakapapa and hau, complex networks and
reciprocal exchange, may point to new ways of understanding interactions
between peoples, and between people and the natural world. Like our ancestors,
Anne Salmond suggests, we too may have a chance to experiment across
Tears of Rangi
has also provided the catalyst for a documentary series, Artefact, produced by
Jane Reeves (Greenstone Pictures) and featuring Salmond talking to local and
international authorities about ‘experiments across worlds’. It releases on
Māori Television early next year.
About the author
Dame Anne Salmond is Distinguished Professor of Māori
Studies at the University of Auckland and author of books including The
Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas (2003, Penguin
UK, Penguin NZ, Yale University Press); Aphrodite’s Island: The European
Discovery of Tahiti (2007, University of California Press, Penguin NZ) and Bligh:
William Bligh in the South Seas (2011, University of California Press,
Penguin NZ). Among many honours and awards, she is an International Member of
the American Philosophical Society, a Foreign Associate of the US National
Academy of Sciences and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy; in 2013
she became New Zealander of the Year and winner of the Rutherford Medal from
the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Stella! Charlotte Wood in conversation with Emily Perkins
The Australian has described Charlotte Wood as one
of the country's 'most original and provocative writers.' She is the author of
five novels and two books of nonfiction. Her latest novel, The Natural Way of Things,
won the 2016 Stella Prize, the 2016 Indie Book of the Year and Novel of the
Year, and was joint winner of the Australian Prime Minister's Literary Award
for Fiction. It has been published in Britain and the US as well as many
countries in Europe. In 2016 Charlotte was named the Charles Perkins Centre's
inaugural Writer in Residence at the University of Sydney. Charlotte is joined
in conversation by novelist Emily
Perkins to discuss just what fiction can do in these troubling
times, and what it is to write into the world from Australasia.
DATE: Monday 24 July TIME:
12.15 - 1.15pm VENUE:
Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa
We hope to have books
available for sale, cash only.
Award of $3,000 available to writers over the age of 35yrs
The Lilian Ida Smith Award is
offered by the NZ Society of Authors PEN Inc (NZSA) thanks to a
bequest from Lilian Ida Smith, a music teacher of Whanganui who
had a keen interest in the arts.
Lilian left part of her legacy to the NZSA to 'assist people aged
35yrs and over to embark upon or further a literary career'.
The $3,000 award is to assist writers of
non-fiction, fiction, poetry, comic / graphic novels and
drama for adults and children. Applicants need to be aged 35
years and over, working towards completion of a specific
project, and members of the NZSA.
Applicants are expected to be either in the early
stages of their writing career, or to be someone for whom
opportunities to fulfill their potential have been limited.
Past recipients of the Lilian Ida Smith
Award have used the award to purchase a laptop and to pay for
childcare in order to schedule time for themselves to write in.
Deadline for applications is 30
Membership of the NZ Society of Authors PEN Inc (NZSA) is open to
all budding and established writers. NZSA advocates for and
represents writers and is affiliated with International PEN. It
provides a mentorship programme, a manuscript assessment
programme, manuscript services, contract advice, grants and other
opportunities, information about writing and publishing via a
fortnightly e-news and a quarterly magazine and other membership
When: Wednesday 23 August, 6pm – keep this date in your diary. Full
details to be emailed in early August. In the meanwhile, here are some
other happenings at Takapuna Library that may be of interest to you or your
friends, family and other connections:
Come and enjoy tea with us. Yemyung-won is an
Institute of Korean tea ceremony.
We try to preserve and revive this beautiful tradition of manners and courtesy,
consolidating tradition and tea in a ceremonial way.
Speakers from Procare Health
will talk at Takapuna Library about preventing cardiovascular disease, healthy
eating and lifestyle. The talk will be followed by a Q & A session and
This talk is jointly organised by The Asian Network Inc. and Takapuna Library.
(Chinese translation provided). 来自Procare 初级保健机构的专家将与您谈谈什么是健康的生活方式，怎 样预防糖尿病及心血管病，欢迎提问和参与讨论。该活动由Takabuna图 书馆与亚洲健康联络中心（TANI）联合主办。（中文翻译提供）上午10点15 分起有茶水供应。
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