It’s a great day for books today with Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries (soon to be released) making The Booker Prize long list. I’ve been reading an advanced copy for a while now and will have my review here soon (before the 1 August release date I hope). Needless to say it’s brilliant and I’m finally getting to the stage where I can form sensible ideas about who dunnit, which is very exciting.
Victoria University Press has opened their pre-orders this morning.
The finalists in the New Zealand Post Book Awards were announced today too. I loved The Forrests by Emily Perkins, which is short-listed and am stoked that my friend Sarah Jane Barnett has her poetry book on the finalists list too.