LJ Ritchie has made the shortlist in this year’s New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults in both the Best First Book and the Young Adult Fiction category. Check out Like Nobody’s Watching and the other finalists here. Also see this fantastic… Continue Reading
LJ Ritchie has been talking crime in the current series of Murder in the Library, running in conjunction with the Ngaio Marsh Awards. So is Like Nobody’s Watching a crime novel? Well it’s certainly a thriller, and if illegal surveillance,… Continue Reading
Escalator Press is to be the featured publisher at the Featherston Booktown weekend event (12th – 14th May) with presentations from all three of last year’s authors.
Rob Hack has continued to promote his poetry book Everything is Here in readings and is ‘appearing’ frequently at his local Paekakariki cafe with book held high wearing beret and ironic gaze. (Paekakakariki is about 45km north of Wellington) As… Continue Reading
Kate Carty’s Run Thomas Run is currently being serialised on Nine to Noon, Radio NZ. It’s very good timing for this novel, given that Iraq (Mosul) is constantly in the news at the moment with military action to reclaim the… Continue Reading
Helen Waaka’s book Waitapu is announced as a finalist in the Nga Kupu Ora Book Awards.
Helen Waaka (Ngāti Whātua, Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Torehina) will be appearing on Sunday 11/9 at ‘Going West Books and Writers Festival’ in conversation with Sue Orr and Paula Green.
Rudy Castañeda López will be speaking at The Southern Cross Book Club next Monday (12th June), 6pm at the Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington – the first author ever to speak to this club.
Welcome to Rob Hack, who’s joined the exclusive list of Escalator authors! Escalator Press is publishing Rob’s first collection of poetry this year, which is an exciting new direction for us. Rob has lived in Paekakariki since 2005 after a… Continue Reading
Large turnout for birthday celebrations and book launch at Whitireia Beattie’s Book Blog