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Series of international authors appearing in Wgtn

12 August 2004

The New Zealand Book Council and The Dominion Post are proud to present Seven Stars Shine, an exciting series of international authors appearing in Wellington between 27 August and 6 October.

MICHAEL CONNELLY Archetype Allen & Unwin 27 AUGUST, CITY GALLERY THEATRE, 6.00 -7.00PM $7 Book Council Member, $8 Unwaged, $10 Non Member

Modern master of crime fiction Michael Connelly is the author of the hugely popular Harry Bosch series. A long-time journalist, Connelly covered crime for the Los Angeles Times, and it was while writing for the Times that he created LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. In The Narrows, Connelly's most recent novel, Bosch and The Poet finally meet. Chair: Paul Thomas

COLM TOIBIN Macmillan Publishers 1 Sept, DOWNSTAGE THEATRE, 12.00 - 1.00PM $7 Book Council Member, $8 Unwaged, $12 Non Member

Colm Toibin is one of Ireland's most celebrated writers. His critically acclaimed novels, journalism, plays and travel writing have seen him become one of the most important writers of his generation. In his most recent novel, The Master, Toibin writes an intimate and engaging portrayal of Henry James. As in his earlier collection of essays, Love in a Dark Time, Tiobin again returns to the twilight worlds of sexuality and writing. Chair: Mary Varnham

LYNNE TRUSS Archetype Allen & Unwin 3 SEPT, ST ANDREWS ON THE TERRACE, 1.00 - 2.00PM $7 Book Council Member, $8 Unwaged, $12 Non Member

Lynne Truss began her career as a literary editor wielding a blue pencil. She got sidetracked, and the result was the international best-seller Eats, Shoots & Leaves. In her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, Truss suggests that it is time to revisit the comma, the semicolon, the dash - and to celebrate them as the wonderful, still necessary, creatures they are. Chair: Chris Price

FREDERICK FORSYTH Random House 6 SEPT, ST ANDREWS ON THE TERRACE, 12.00 - 1.00PM $7 Book Council Member, $8 Unwaged, $12 Non Member

'When it comes to espionage, international intrigue and suspense, Frederick Forsyth is a master.'-The Washington Post. Author of the bestselling Dogs of War, The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File, Forsyth is in Wellington with his most recent novel, Avenger. Set in Vietnam, Bosnia, Washington and the jungles of Central America, this is Forsyth at his finest Chair: Maggie Barry

Book your tickets by: Mail: New Zealand Book Council, Level 5, Old Wool House, 139-141 Featherston Street, Wellington Email: events@bookcouncil.org.nz Fax: 04 499 1424 Phone: 04 499 1569 In Person: New Zealand Book Council, Level 5, Old Wool House, 139-141 Featherston Street, Wellington

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