New Zealand Listener People

New Zealand Listener People : Profiles from the Pages of the New Zealand Listener

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Since its launch in 1939, the New Zealand Listener has covered the political, cultural and literary life of this country. New Zealand Listener People brings together a selection of the profiles of the countless people who have been written about over the years. Those featured in this book range from the famous to the eccentric to the ordinary. From Dame Ngaio Marsh to Bic Runga, from Fred Dagg to Bill Gates, New Zealand Listener People traces the history of the Listener through the people featured on its pages. The articles are accompanied by photographs taken by the staff photographers who have worked on the magazine over the years. They include Bill Beavis, Robin Morrison and Jane Ussher. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The articles in this book have been penned by regular contributors to the magazine and Listener staff writers. The New Zealand Listener has always prided itself on employing the country's best journalists. Among those whose works feature in New Zealand Listener People are Tony Reid, Helen Paske, Phil Gifford and Bruce Ansley.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • ports. (some col.)
  • 1869416600
  • 9781869416607

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Mark Haddon is an author, illustrator and screenwriter who has written fifteen books for children and won two BAFTAs. His bestselling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was published simultaneously by Jonathan Cape and David Fickling in 2003. It won seventeen literary prizes, including the Whitbread Award. Mark Haddon lives in Oxford. Michael Rosen was born in 1946 in North London. One of the best-known figures in the children's book world, he is renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and scriptwriter. As an author and by selecting other writers' works for anthologies he has been involved with over 140 books. He lectures and teaches in universities on children's literature, reading and writing. Michael is a familiar voice to BBC listeners and is currently presenting Word of Mouth, the magazine programme that looks at the English language and the way we use it. He visits schools with his one-man show to enthuse children with his passion for books and poetry. He was one of the first poets to make visits to schools throughout the UK and has also visited schools throughout the world In 2007 he was appointed Children's Laureate, a role which he held until 2009. While Laureate, he set up The Children's Funny Prize which give awards to the funniest children's books of the year. Zadie Smith was born in north-west London in 1975, and continues to live in the area. Her first novel, WHITE TEETH, was the winner of The Whitbread First Novel Award, The Guardian First Book Award, The James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction, and The Commonwealth Writers' First Book Award. Her second novel, THE AUTOGRAPH MAN, won The Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize. Zadie Smith's third novel, ON BEAUTY, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and won The Commonwealth Writers' Best Book Award (Eurasia Section) and the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has also edited an anthology of short stories entitled THE BOOK OF OTHER PEOPLE. Her collection of essays CHANGING MY MIND was published in November 2009. Carmen Callil was born and educated in Melbourne, Australia, and came to the UK in 1960. In 1972 she founded Virago and ten years later became Managing Director of Chatto andamp; Windus. In 1994 she was awarded honorary doctorates by the universities of Sheffield, York, Oxford Brookes and The Open University. In 1996 she chaired the judging panel of the Booker Prize. She is the author (with Colm Toibin) of The Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English since 1950 and a judge for the Man Booker International Prize in 2011. She lives in London. Jeanette Winterson OBE is the author of ten novels, including The Passion, Sexing the Cherry and Written on the Body, a book of short stories, The World and Other Places, a collection of essays, Art Objects as well as many other works, including children's books, screenplays and journalism. Her writing has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the Prix d'argent at Cannes Film Festival. Her latest book, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, will be published by Jonathan Cape in 2011. Born in Manchester in 1954, Tim Parks moved permanently to Italy in 1980. Author of novels, non-fiction and essays, he has won the Somerset Maugham, Betty Trask and Llewellyn Rhys awards, and been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His works include Destiny, Europa, Dreams of Rivers and Seas, Italian Neighbours, An Italian Education, A Season with Verona and Teach Us to Sit Still. Born in Skipton, Yorkshire, Blake Morrison is the author of two bestselling memoirs, And When Did You Last See Your Father? and Things My Mother Never Told Me, two novels (most recently the acclaimed South of the River and The Last Weekend), and a study of the Bulger case, As If. He is also a poet, critic, journalist and librettist. He teaches Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College, and lives in south London. Dr. Maryanne Wolf is tshow more