Words on a Small Island The Waiheke Book Festival 2011
THE WAIHEKE BOOK FESTIVAL RETURNS WITH A FEAST OF LITERARY EVENTS – Booklovers don’t miss this one!
From outrageous red-head Peta Mathias with her new book Beat till Stiff, to legend Lloyd Jones in conversation with Finlay Macdonald. From Laurence Fearnley, winner of the 2011 New Zealand fiction award for The Hut Builder to acclaimed artist Euan Macleod with Gregory O’Brien and much more.
The Waiheke Book Festival utilises a variety of Waiheke’s intimate venues to match a wonderful mix of art, literature and entertainment.
Friday Gala Art Gallery opening with acclaimed painter Euan Macleod, winner of three major Australian art prizes & his biographer and fellow artist Gregory O’Brien, plus Warwick Broadhead at his best!
New York Times best-selling author CASSANDRA CLARE will be touring NEW ZEALAND in May 2011!
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Cassandra Clare – author of the best-selling series The Mortal Instruments – will be visiting the cities of Auckland and Wellington between the dates of 12-27 May 2011 and will be a guest author at Auckland Readers & Writers Festival.
Kiwi readers have rushed to embrace her books: City of Bones, City of Ashes and City of Glass, causing each release to break in to the top ten best-seller lists nationally. Cassandra’s legions of fans will be gearing up for the greatly-anticipated release of the fourth book in the sequence – CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS, which will be released shortly before her tour.
“I’m so excited to be heading to NZ in 2011!” enthuses Cassandra. “First off, I’ve never been there and I’ve always wanted to go. Secondly, I get the best fan mail from my New Zealand readers! They’re so articulate, thoughtful and enthusiastic about books! I’m literally counting the days till I’m on my way!”
Hollywood studios are also in negotiations to greenlight a movie series of The Mortal Instruments which is already hotly tipped to rival the phenomenon of the Harry Potter and Twilight movie franchises.
The cover of Book 4 City of Fallen Angels will be revealed to the world in December 2010.
WHO WILL BE TEMPTED BY DARKNESS?
WHO WILL FIND THEIR ROMANCE TORN APART?
WHO WILL BETRAY EVERYTHING THEY EVER BELIEVED IN?
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS BOOK 4: CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS
Christchurch City Libraries have been to the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival and seen David Levithan – here and here.
Backpacker Kitty – Guillaume, Laetitia and Kitty have been backpacking from North America to Tierra del Fuego – travelling on foot. Apparently Laetitia has returned to France, but Guillaume and Kitty continue the journey. The last news seems to be from December last year, but there’s a new website going up by the looks of things – but it doesn’t appear finished.
Kitty was a stray who joined them in North America – travelling with a kitty who just wants to be with you wherever you are? I could travel like that. Note – the link is to a google English translation of their site – in French it is at http://enfanceart.free.fr/miami_ushuaia/.
Of course I like this idea because the kitty is simply Kitty – like our kitty who is New Kitty. Capisce?
Speaking of New Kitty she is settling in well and seems to rather like me now. She is still a little skittish of Mr Monster and the kiddies but then she’s also quite young so is generally a bit of a bouncer. She’s also a scratcher (of objects, not people) and a player with the mousie toys. Play-ah! I will try to get more piccies for interested people soon.
Auckland Writers and Readers Festival is almost upon us! If you are going to any events and wish to capture the moments on paper (or, uh, the internets) do let me know as I’d love to post any guest posts.
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If, like me, you’re a fan of the BBC Friday Night Comedy podcasts, and more particularly The News Quiz, you’ll have heard the dulcet tones of Francis Wheen. Wheen is also a great writer, and we have a copy of his history of Das Kapital by Karl Marx from the Books That Changed the World series, called (unsurprisingly) Marx’s Das Kapital. A biography of a book, $26.95 from BookieMonster.