Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Bookseller

Nigel Newton
Bloomsbury’s total revenues soared by 13% in 2017 while its profit grew 10% in an "exceptional year" for the publisher, boosted by particuarly strong performances from titles by J K Rowling and TV chef Tom Kerridge.
Malcolm McLaren
A copyright row has erupted over an unpublished autobiography of late Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren.
Jonathan Coe
Jonathan Coe has written a “novel of the present” set over the last eight years “through a time of immense change and disruption in Britain”, due for release this November.
Bookchoice, a digital reading platform and membership service for book lovers, is partnering with HarperCollins Publishers Ltd to introduce a selection of the publishing house’s titles to its app and website’s monthly curated book selection.
Tash Aw
4th Estate has signed an “unblinking” novel from prize winning Malaysian author Tash Aw, described as “devastating” and “poignant”.
Once Upon a River
Independent drama producer Kudos has won the television adaptation rights to Diane Setterfield’s new novel Once Upon a River (Doubleday) after "fierce competition" for the rights.

Joan Smith
Journalist and human rights campaigner Joan Smith is publishing a book exploring the link between domestic violence and acts of terrorism with Quercus imprint riverrun.
Serpent's Tail
Serpent’s Tail has acquired The Money Book by campaigning journalist, speaker and consultant Alex Holder.

Off the Shelf


Story Collections for People Who Don't Read Short Stories
One of my writing teachers told me that a novel is like living in a house, but a short story is just a glimpse into one window. May is National Short Story Month, and even if you don’t normally read short stories, you’ll love these collections that show you another world in one quick look.


The first book published by Auckland University Press entirely in te reo Māori







He Kupu Tuku Iho: 
Ko Te Reo Māori Te Tatau Ki Te Ao
Tīmoti Kāretu and Wharehuia Milroy

Hardback, 228 x 152 mm
236 pages
978 1 86940 880 0
30 June 2018, $59.99
Subject: Māori culture, history Language: Te reo Māori



He pukapuka tēnei nā ēnei ruānuku matararahi mō ngā kaupapa mātuatua o te reo me ngā tikanga. 

He Kupu Tuku Iho is the first book to be published by Auckland University Press entirely in te reo Māori. No translation is being planned which will make it one of very few New Zealand books to not be published in English.

In this book, which will go down as a seminal work for generations of Māori and te reo speakers to come, the authors discuss key cultural concepts (including mana, tapu, wairua, whakapapa, ritual, farewell speeches and Māori humour) as well as language and cultural issues of the modern world.

Please let us know if you would be interested in a review copy, an author interview or a giveaway copy.

He Kupu Tuku Iho is being launched on Saturday 30 June, in Rotorua. 

The following information about the book is provided in both Te Reo and English.

Kua hōrapa te rongonui o Tā Tīmoti Kāretu rāua ko Tākuta Wharehuia Milroy hei mātanga o te reo me ngā tikanga Māori ki ngā tōpito o te motu. E hia kē mai nei ngā tau ko rāua rāua hei kaiwhakaako i Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato, ā, he momo whakaako hou tā rāua i taua wā i roto i ngā whare wānanga, arā, me ū ngā kaiwhakaako me ngā ākonga ki te reo me ngā tikanga, ā, me kōrero te reo i ngā wā katoa, i ngā wāhi katoa. Kāore i te pērā ētahi whare wānanga i taua wā.

He pukapuka tēnei nā ēnei ruānuku matararahi mō ngā kaupapa mātuatua o te reo me ngā tikanga. Ko ētahi o ngā kaupapa ko te mana, te tapu, te wairua, te whakapapa, te kawanga whare, te poroporoaki, te kōrero paki, me ngā kaupapa o te reo me ngā tikanga o te ao hurihuri nei.


Hei tauira ō rāua reo mō ngā ākonga me ngā kaikōrero ka whai mai. Nā te mahi ngātahi a Te Wharehuia rāua ko Tīmoti me tētahi rōpū o Te Ipukarea hei hopu i ngā kōrero, hei tuhituhi i aua kōrero, ka hua mai te pukapuka nei hei taonga mā ngā reanga o nāianei me āpōpō. 

Tākuta James Wharehuia Milroy QSO, CNZM (Ngāi Tūhoe me Ngāti Koura). Ko Te Wharehuia te Ahorangi o Te Tari Māori o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato mai i te tau 1993 ki te tau 2000. 


Tā Tīmoti Samuel Kāretu QSO, KNZM (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe). Ka whakatū ia i Te Tari Māori o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato i te tau 1972, ā, ko ia te Tumuaki, Ahorangi anō hoki tae noa ki te tau 1992.

Ka whakatūria ia hei Toihau tuatahi o Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori i te tau 1987, ā, i reira ia tae noa ki te tau 1999. Ko ia te Tiamana o Te Poari Matua o Te Kōhanga Reo i tēnei wā.

He kaiurungi a Tīmoti rāua ko Te Wharehuia o Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Māori nā rāua nei i whakatū i te tau 2004 i Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. He Ahorangi Tāpiri anō hoki rāua o Te Ipukarea i Te Wānanga Aronui o Tāmaki Makaurau. I whānau rāua i te tau 1937.


Two giants of the Māori world, Sir Tīmoti Kāretu and Dr Wharehuia Milroy, look into key aspects of Māori language and culture. Written entirely in te reo Māori, He Kupu Tuku Iho will not be published in English and is intended for those truly immersed in Māori culture.

Sir Tīmoti and Dr Milroy are widely recognised as two of the leading teachers and scholars of Māori language and culture. They were pioneers in the teaching of te reo Māori, forging a model for teaching Māori which is now followed by many other tertiary institutions.

With assistance from a team at Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute, who transcribed and edited structured conversations between these two kaumātua, this book preserves the voices and ideas of these two major scholars for present and future generations. 

Dr Tākuta James Wharehuia Milroy QSO, CNZM (Ngāi Tūhoe and Ngāti Koura) was a professor of Māori at the University of Waikato from 1993 to 2000, having taught there since 1978.

Sir Tīmoti Samuel Kāretu QSO, KNZM (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe) established and was a foundation professor at the Department of Māori at The University of Waikato in 1972. From 1987–1999  he was the inaugural Māori Language Commissioner at Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. He is currently co-chair of the board for the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust.

Both Sir Tīmoti and Dr Milroy are directors of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo Māori (Institute of Excellence in Te Reo Māori), which they established in 2004 through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. They are adjunct professors of Te Ipukarea, the National Māori Language Institute at AUT University.

For further information, review and interview enquiries, please contact:  Lorraine Steele, Lighthouse PR: