Each year Libraries around the world nominate a book to put forward for the International DUBLIN Literary Award. Let's look at what's on the shortlist for the award, to be announced on 22 October.
Zinefest Christchurch, the annual celebration of DIY magazine making, is happening this year on Sunday 29 September, in Tautoru / TSB Space at Tūranga. Registrations for stallholders are open until 20 September. To celebrate, Christchurch City Libraries in conjunction with Funtime Comics and CHCH / Ōtautahi Zine Library are offering a series of workshops and drop-ins for visitors to have a taste of zinemaking.
The International Booker Prize is awarded to books translated into English, and published in the U.K. or Ireland. It is unique in that the award also acknowledges the work of translation: the fifty-thousand-pound prize money is shared equally between the author and translator. This year the awards, usually held in May, were postponed due to…
Fee reads one of the finalists in this year's International Booker Prize that relates "...tales of personal horror but they come out sounding like fairy tales".
Fee reads a sci-fi novel full of intrigue and action like "...a cross between Stephen King's Dark Tower series and Dune, with a hint of Braavos from Game of Thrones."