Yes, exactly like the headline says, we’re giving away a massive 22 books via this weekend’s awesome Going West literary festival!!!
The 2018 Going West literary festival takes place this weekend in Titirangi, that pleasant, rat-infested woodland suburb in Auckland. There will be a great deal of talk about literature and ideas and society, and about birds and poetry and identity – yes, there will be so much talk. And so many books! So many. Going West, in association with the good old Spinoff Review of Books, is offering an awesome prize pack of 22 books which feature in the festival. There are novels, there are essays and memoirs and books of poetry, and they’re all very good, some of them better than others.
To go in the draw, simply consult the Going West programme, and tell us which session you’d most like to see, and why. Write as little or as much as you want; a panel of judges are looking for quality, not quantity; take it seriously, or don’t take it seriously; simply choose one event above all others, and tell of its appeals, its charms, its attractions. Be quick! Entries close on Thursday at 10pm. To enter, email firstname.lastname@example.org and write MASSIVE GOING WEST BOOK GIVEAWAY in the subject line. Good luck!
Here are the 22 books up for grabs. A lot of them are really good.
Iceland by Dominic Hoey
False River by Paula Morris
This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman
The New Ships by Kate Duignan
The Necessary Angel by CK Stead
Mazarine by Charlotte Grimshaw
Baby by Annaleese Jochems
The Man Who Would Not See by Rajorshi Chakraborti
Māori at Home by Scotty & Stacey Morrison
Dear Oliver by Peter Wells
The Hunters by Debbie Stewart
Women Now: The Legacy of Female Suffrage edited by Bronwyn Labrum
The Infinite Game by Niki Harre
The Journal of Urgent Writing edited by Simon Wilson
Don’t Worry About the Robots by Jo Cribbs & David Glover
Urban Māori by Brad Haami
Not For Ourselves Alone by Jenny Robin Jones
Aotearoa: The NZ Story by Gavin Bishop
HE’S SO MASC by Chris Tse
Are Friends Electric? by Helen Heath
Pasture & Flock by Anna Jackson
Walking to Jutland Street by Michael Steven
All these titles are available at Unity Books. Going West is held at the Titirangi Memorial Hall on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Subscribe to Rec Room a weekly newsletter delivering The Spinoff’s latest videos, podcasts and other recommendations straight to your inbox.