An update and addition to our evening with writer Michael Robotham

Syndetics book coverIn our recent Fiction news blog we invited readers to Wellington City Libraries evening with popular Australian suspense/thriller writer Michael Robotham on Thursday 27th August 2015 at 6.00pm on the ground floor, Central Library, 65 Victoria Street. It is with double pleasure, that we will also welcome popular Wellington author Catherine Robertson, who will be in conversation with Michael Robotham for the evening.

Syndetics book coverMany will remember Catherine from a previous event at Wellington City Libraries, where she was not only entertaining, but very informative about the writing and publishing processes.

We invite you to join us, for a great evening with two wonderfully entertaining writers.

This is free event but we recommend booking and would appreciate RSVP to Linda Bruce phone: 8014065 or email:

New Zealand author on Man Booker Prize 2015 longlist

Syndetics book coverCongratulations to New Zealand author Anna Smaill for her novel titled The Chimes being selected for the 2015 Man Booker longlist.
The recently announced longlist of 13 novels also includes Anne Enright’s The Green Road, Andrew O’Hagan’s The Illuminations, and Anne Tyler’s A Spool of Blue Thread.
The panel of five judges, chaired by Michael Wood, will announce the shortlist in September 2015, with each author receiving £2,500 and the winner from this will be announced in October 2015, and receive the £50,000 award.

Wellington author Pat Rosier has died

Syndetics book coverThe Wellington activist, feminist, novelist and non-fiction writer Pat Rosier has died aged 72. Although born in Auckland, in later life she has lived in Paekakariki and been a regular user of our Central Library. She started work as a primary school teacher, later became editor of the New Zealand feminist magazine Broadsheet. She worked also as an organisational consultant and an editor. Her first novel titled Poppy’s Progress was published in 2002, before this she had written several books of non-fiction, including the Broadsheet: twenty years of Broadsheet magazine. Her third novel titled Take it Easy was published in 2008.  Her last published writing in print was  Where the HeArt Is after an initial ebook publication the year before.