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Launch: Vaughan Rapatahana, Novel

Book launch for Novel (Rangitawa Publishing, 2018)

Novel by Vaughan RapatahanaThe rapidly developing action in Novel straddles Aotearoa New Zealand, Hong Kong SAR, Philippines and beyond. In our contemporary world of increasing electronic surveillance from hegemonic national administrations, several diverse characters struggle to survive to resist in a variety of ways. At the same time the so-called established methods of writing fiction undergo deconstruction.

 

Who: Vaughan Rapatahana. Introduction by Roger Horrocks
When: Sunday 10 March, 2.pm
Where: Nectar Lounge, Kingslander Hotel, New North Road, Auckland.

The novel has a highly visual cinematic quality to it, cutting quickly from scene to scene while letting the action speak for itself. Its uncluttered narrative held my attention to the last page. It deserves a wide readership. – Bob Orr

Book launch: Ted Jenner, The Arrow That Missed

Book Launch for The Arrow That Missed (Cold Hub Press, 2017)

The Arrow That MissedWho: Author Ted Jenner. Introduction by Scott Hamilton.
When: Wednesday 16 August, 5.30 pm
Where: Auckland Central Public Library, Whare Whananga (Level 2), Auckland

New collection of poems and prose poems from the author of  The Gold Leaves and Writers in Residence and Other Captive Fauna.

“It is a labyrinthine house of language with many rooms that Jenner inhabits and what he finds there is never less than (ordinarily) surprising and provocative.”  Michael Harlow, Landfall 

Launch: Richard von Sturmer, This Explains Everything

This Explains EverythingBook launch for This Explains Everything (Atuanui Press, 2016)

When: Friday November 18, 6 pm
Where: Onehunga Community House, 83 Selwyn Street, Onehunga, Auckland.
Who: Author Richard von Sturmer. Introduction by Scott Hamilton, music by Gabriel White.

This Explains Everything is part memoir and part adventure story, and also features recent poetry and prose poems.

“This is a gorgeous and poignant book, an intensely personal story of family love and yearning that also speaks to the formation of the imaginative self. Richard von Sturmer is the best New Zealand memoirist since Martin Edmond.” – Anne Kennedy

“This is beautiful writing; dream-like, precise, magnificent.” – Don McGlashan

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