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.
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.