Who’s coming to The Press Christchurch Writers Festival?

A media release from Booksellers New Zealand has announced: Writers confirmed for The Press Christchurch Writers Festival 9-12 September 2010. The 2010 Festival features:

CoverI’m waving my fan flag for the wonderful Simon Winchester. I’ve loved his work ever since reading The Surgeon of Crowthorne, a bewitching story of murder, madness and logomania:

W.C. Minor was one of the keenest volunteers involved in the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. What the OED’s editor, James Murray, didn’t realise was that he was also a millionaire American Civil War surgeon turned lunatic, imprisoned in Broadmoor Asylum for murder.

His latest book is all about the Atlantic.

Bookings for all events open tomorrow (Friday 16 July) with the release of the programme.

4 thoughts on “Who’s coming to The Press Christchurch Writers Festival?

  1. Helen Lowe 15 July 2010 / 8:14 pm

    Donna–I’m very much looking forward to presenting as part of the festival programme, but also to meeting and getting to hear so many other wonderful writers.

  2. robertafsmith 16 July 2010 / 6:30 pm

    I could listen to Simon Winchester speak on Professional Pigeon Racing and still be riveted – he is that good. I heard him speak at a Literary Liaison about a year ago on his book Bomb Book and Compass – he is just a great presenter.

  3. Bill Hetherington 1 September 2010 / 11:26 am

    Can you tell the Christchurch Writers Festival that their bandwidth is full!! B

  4. Donna 1 September 2010 / 11:49 am

    Thanks for letting us know Bill, we are contacting the organisers now.

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