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.
Wednesday, November 08, 2017
The Orwell Foundation News
Perry, A.L. Kennedy & more
For young writers, we have a fantastic opportunity at the
University of Sheffield on 15th November 2017: an Orwell Youth
Prize workshop with author Marina Lewycka, followed by the Orwell
Lecture in the North with Grayson Perry.
Tickets are still available for the Orwell Lecture with A.L.
Kennedy at UCL on 21st November 2017, while there's exciting news
from the Word Factory who are launching the UK's first
festival dedicated to exploring literature and citizenship, Citizen: The New Story
Orwell Lecture in the North with Grayson Perry
Turner prize winning artist Grayson
ready all the academic texts on empathy'. The
event will take place on Wednesday,
15 November 2017 at 6.30pm in The Octagon Centre, University
of Sheffield, Clarkson Street, Sheffield.
This event is a joint venture between the University of Sheffield’s
Sir Bernard Crick Centre and The Orwell Foundation. Tickets here.
On the afternoon of the lecture The Orwell Youth
Prize is hosting a regional workshop with author Marina Lewycka (Two Caravans, A Short
History of Tractors in Ukrainian) at the
University of Sheffield. The provocative, participatory workshop is
aimed at students in yrs 12 & 13 interested in writing and
politics. Registration is free, but applications close
Join the Word Factory
at the UK's first festival exploring literature and citizenship.
Enjoy exclusive new commissions by passionate writers - including
Okri, Maureen Freely and Lionel Shriver - in
response to some of the most challenging news events and
distortions of language in living memory: 10 - 12th Nov
Join us for our annual lecture at University College London, where
author, journalist and comedian A.L. Kennedy will examine
Orwell's 'vital and enduring relationship with the female': 21st Nov 2017 | 6.30pm
In this pilot episode of our Unreported
Britain podcast - which we produced in partnership
with the Guardian - journalist Stephen Armstrong uncovers a
crisis happening right under our noses - literally. Find out more
about our landmark Unreported