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5 Minutes with...Esther Krogdahl

Esther Krogdahl introduces us to her debut picture book, Grumbelina. Read below to find out the inspiration behind Grumbelina and more!

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5 Minutes with...Donovan Bixley

Award winning and bestselling author and illustrator, Donovan Bixley joins us to introduce his new picture book, The Good Old Looky Book

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Be in to WIN thanks to and Hachette NZ

There’s nothing like a great Kiwi summer holiday – packing the family off to the campgrounds, setting up your tent, unfolding the deckchair with the faded orange and brown stripes, and settling into a good book.

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Ngaio Marsh Awards

The 10th annual Ngaio Marsh Awards for New Zealand crime novels will take place this Saturday, 31 October. Word Christchurch presents this free event which features some of the best emerging and established crime writers in the country.

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The Boy With Two Shadows Exhibition

Come join in the fun at Tūranga, and check out some of the artwork by Sarah Greig from the new release of THE BOY WITH TWO SHADOWS.

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Book Launch with Nalini Singh

4:30pmSunday 29 NovemberEpsom Community Library195 Manukau Road

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Michael J. Fox Exclusive Online Event

The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as an award-winning actor: Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; Alex P. Keaton in Family Ties; Mike Flaherty in Spin City.

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Matthew McConaughey's Greenlights Tour

Matthew McConaughey has kept a diary for thirty-five of his fifty years: notes about successes and failures, joys and sorrows, things that made him marvel, and things that made him laugh out loud. Recently, he worked up the courage to sit down with those diaries. So he bought a one-way ticket to the desert and took up solitary confinement to read through them.

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A Night In with Ian Rankin and Marian Keyes

One of the most anticipated books of the year, A SONG FOR THE DARK TIMES is the latest installment in Ian Rankin’s legendary John Rebus detective series. Now, the master storyteller is live in conversation with one of the most successful Irish novelists of all time, Marian Keyes, to celebrate the publication of his new novel.

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Verb Wellington 2020

Verb Wellington writers festival is going ahead in person! Despite these uncertain times (or maybe because of them) we need stories in our lives. At every stage there are ideas and experiences that surprise us, energise us and enable us to get so much more out of the everyday. Verb is all about making space for stories to inspire curious people: with writers, with books, with gatherings, with collaboration and with the sharing of ideas.

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