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Release: Martin Edmond in Wellington

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Release: Martin Edmond in Wellington
14 May 2018:
Bridget Williams Books

Author Martin Edmond is Coming to Wellington

Martin Edmond is coming to Wellington!

Edmond and acclaimed editor Jane Parkin will be discussing the multiple worlds of ‘home’ and ‘away’ explored in The Expatriates. The talk will be held 6.00pm-7.00pm Monday 28 May (doors open 5.45) at City Gallery Wellington. Click to read more on our websiteFacebook, or to download an invitation.

Edmond’s new book, The Expatriates, considers the connections between New Zealand and Europe through the lives of four extraordinary individuals. Harold Williams, journalist and expert linguist; Ronald Syme, spy and historian of ancient Rome; John Platts-Mills, radical lawyer; and Joe Trapp, librarian – all of these men were born in New Zealand but achieved fame in Europe. They became, from the perspective of New Zealand, expatriates.

This conversation is the first event in the 2018 BWB Winter Series! The Winter Series, now in its third year, will be bringing BWB’s authors and ideas to towns nationwide. Keep an eye on our newsletter, website and Facebook page over the next few months and join us for some exciting events.

The Auckland Writers Festival starts this week, and don’t miss Damon Salesa’s Michael King lecture. Salesa, author of Island Time, will argue that it is time for New Zealand to embrace its Pacific talent and act like a Pacific nation. It’s a free event, and you can read all the details here.

Also at the Auckland Writers Festival is the Ockham New Zealand Book Award announcement. Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds by Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins is shortlisted. You can also see Jones speaking at the Festival (read more here).