Three award-winning international authors at the Tauranga Arts Festival

An exciting line-up for the Literary Programme for this year’s Tauranga Arts Festival includes three award-winning international authors making their only New Zealand appearances at the festival. Christina Lamb OBE has been covering Afghanistan for British newspapers for more than 25 years. Following on from her best-selling 2002 book, The Sewing Circles of Heart, Lamb […]

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An Interview with Nicky Pellegrino

New Zealand-resident author Nicky Pellegrino recently released her eighth novel, One Summer in Venice. She kindly agreed to answer some questions about the book, food and more for BookieMonster! One Summer in Venice features interesting and different female characters. Did you have a favourite? Coco is by far my favourite character. She is a fabulous […]

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An interview with Janina Matthewson

The lovely Janina Matthewson, author of Of Things Gone Astray, agreed to answer some questions from BookieMonster.  I don’t really need to say this but congratulations on how amazing Of Things Gone Astray is! It’s such an original book. What was the initial idea or impetus behind connecting all these characters with a “thing which/that […]

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Media statement – the passing of Bryce Courtenay

From Penguin Australia. It is with sadness Penguin Group (Australia) wish to advise that Bryce Courtenay AM passed away peacefully at 11:30pm on Thursday 22 November in Canberra with his wife Christine, his family and his beloved pets Tim, the dog, and Cardamon, the Burmese cat by his side. He was 79. Christine Courtenay said […]

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Author Greg McGee awarded the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship for 2013

From Penguin NZ Penguin Group (NZ) warmly congratulates Greg McGee on being awarded the prestigious Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship for 2013. Greg McGee is an author, biographer and freelance writer who lives in Auckland. McGee’s first novel under his own name, Love and Money, was published by Penguin in March 2012. Love and Money is a stunning social commentary on New […]

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