Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


New paperback BWB Texts from Kirsty Gunn, Maurice Gee & more

New paperback BWB Texts from Kirsty Gunn, Maurice Gee, Paul Callaghan and Max Rashbrooke

Having established a new digital format for New Zealand readers, selected BWB Texts are being released as snappy paperbacks – please download the media release

Four BWB Texts by Kirsty Gunn, Maurice Gee, Paul Callaghan and Max Rashbrooke will publish in paperback on 11 March 2014, coinciding with a BWB Texts session at the New Zealand Festival’s Writers Week.

Thorndon is a new work by award-winning writer Kirsty Gunn. Zig-zagging across Thorndon streets, Wellington hills and childhoods, Gunn explores home and 'the place where my own fiction comes from and where the stories that I make begin'.

Creeks and Kitchens is an exquisite childhood memoir by Maurice Gee, providing insights into some of the creative forces that have shaped his writing.

Paul Callaghan: Luminous Moments collects moving personal narratives from a treasured New Zealand scientist and visionary: 'I was about to enter an extraordinary journey ... one of the more remarkable and enriching experiences of my life’.

The Inequality Debate is an updated introduction by Max Rashbrooke to one of New Zealand’s most pressing issues, derived from the bestselling book Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis.

More information on each of these four BWB Texts can be found in the media release.

About BWB Texts
BWB Texts are short books on big subjects. Since launching in March 2013, New Zealand’s first e-singles imprint has been hailed by writers, readers and industry observers:
• 'I am so delighted to be involved in your Texts series', Kirsty Gunn
• 'This is a big new step for me. I'm delighted to take it with BWB', Maurice Gee
• 'Small but perfectly formed', Christchurch City Libraries
• 'BWB supplies a forum for our best writers to contribute not as practitioners of their especial genre, but as citizens, voicing a point of view about life in this country at this point in its history', Fiona Farrell

For more information about BWB Texts please visit our website.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Memorial: 85th Anniversary Of 1931 Napier Earthquake

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye will today attend the 85th anniversary afternoon tea for survivors of the 1931 Napier earthquake, to pay tribute to the heroism, kindness and generosity shown by many during this and more recent emergencies. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news