The ever so disturbing (to me anyway) Scandanavian noir author Camilla Lackberg is touring the country this month. Camilla will be at the Auckland Writers Festival next week, (Click here to go to the Festival website), so if you can, get along to the AWF don't forget to take your book for signing!
Also there are further oportunities to see her earlier in the week in Christchurch, Wellington or Palmerston North. Check this site for venues and times!
For those of us who won't be able to travel to these venues don't despair as she will be giving interveiws to national media, like: the New Zealand Listener, NZ Herald Canvas, Your Weekend, National Radio and Good Morning, just to name the main ones.
Sandy Lautenbach local author of "Please take good care of me" will be at Paper Plus Morrinsville on Thursday the 15th of May at 7pm.
Come and join Sandy who will take you on an amazing personal journey, woven amongst the history of her family in the Thames, Paeroa and Waihi area.
Books will be available for purchase on the night and are available for purchase at Paperplus Morrinsville.
Paper Plus Morrinsville 4/47 Studholme St, Morrinsville.
It's book awards time again and as always this is a fantastic opportunity to showcase and acknowledge the latest and greatest books for children and young adults New Zealand authors have on offer. Come in to your local library to check out the finalists and get your hands on these fantastic books. You can also pick up a voting form for the Children's Choice award or alternatively you can see the finalists and vote online at www.nzpostbookawards.co.nz. Just by voting you go into the draw to win $500 of Booksellers tokens for you and $500 for your school. Winners will be announced on 23 June so watch this space.
Don't forget Auckland's Writers Festival.
Starts Wednesday the 14th of May.
There is so much going on, authors interveiws, play recitals, lectures, book releases, story reading sessions with people like Mr Mewburn who is so totally cool, have you read any of his stuff yet? Or any of these persons; Ben Atkins, Michelle A'Court, Peter Alsop, Felicity Barnes, John Campbell, Paul Cleave, Lynley Dodd, Ted Dawe, Josh Emett, Marti Friedlander, Tim Finn, Cornelia Funke, Anne French, Betty Gilderdale, Kate De Goldi, Patricia Grace, Des Hunt, Jenny Hessell, Keri Hulme, Lloyd Jones, Camilla Lackberg, Alexander McCall Smith, Owen Marshall,...
There will also be workshops, family day, memoirs, poetry etc. etc., blah blah get the picture! So check out the Full festival programe. For whats on when and where.
Are the shorter evenings and colder nights getting to you.
Check out our range of new titles, then snuggle up and enjoy a bit of light relief.
The Te Aroha Book Club meeting is less than 2 weeks away and is open to anyone.
They are discussion Science fiction titles this time so get reading and join in with them.