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Haere mai! Welcome to Aotearoa Reads, your A-Z of lively written, audio and video content on Aotearoa books and writers.
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Haere mai! Welcome to Aotearoa Reads, your A-Z of lively written, audio and video content on Aotearoa books and writers.

Alongside original NZBC content, enjoy the latest reviews, commentary, interviews and book recommendations on the web, handpicked by the Book Council team, straight to your inbox once a fortnight.
 
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Gilda Kirkpatrick: entrepreneur and children’s author

Her glitzy gig on Real Housewives of Auckland might have you painting her as a glamorous socialite and reality TV star, but Gilda Kirkpatrick is a highly successful entrepreneur. As well as being the Creative Director at a digital hot-shop, Gilda is also a successful children’s book author.

We caught up with Gilda, to get the scoop on her books, her business and what she loves to read.
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RNZ Nine to Noon: Promised Land, a gay fairy tale

The classic fairy tale of a prince or princess meeting a peasant boy or girl and falling in love has been given a makeover in a new book for children.

It begins: "Once upon a time, in a land not far away, a place where no one cared if you were straight or you were gay."

Listen to the full interview with Adam Reynolds and Chaz Harris.

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Wellington writer wins prestigious literary prize from Yale University

Wellington writer Ashleigh Young is fielding emails from agents in the United States after winning a prestigious and secretive literary prize from Yale, worth a whopping $230,000.

Watch here.
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We have a copy of Rants in the Dark: from one tired mama to another by Emily Writes up for grabs this week.

Read an extract from Rants in the Dark.

If you're in Christchurch on Thursday 16 March, you can meet Emily and get your book signed at her book launch.

To enter the draw, email reception@bookcouncil.org.nz with "Rants" in the subject line by Thurs 16 March. (Remember to include your postal address!)
 
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