Swedish author Henning Mankell dies

Syndetics book coverThe very popular writer Henning Mankell, aged 67 has died of cancer. Best known for his mystery thrillers, featuring the character Swedish police detective Kurt Wallander, he was also a prolific writer of stage plays, children’s books, screenplays and general fiction.
His first novel, published in 1991, was translated into English in 1997 and was titled Faceless Killers. He received, almost annually, many international awards and honours for his writing. His last novel was titled An Autumn Event and was published in 2014.

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: Linda.Bruce@wcc.govt.nz

An evening with suspense/thriller writer Michael Robotham

It is with much pleasure that Wellington City Libraries will be hosting an 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.

He started his career as a journalist in Sydney, later moving to the United Kingdom where he worked for several national newspapers, finally becoming a features editor. From 1996 he became a ghost writer, collaborating on over fifteen ‘autobiographies’.

Syndetics book coverHis first novel titled, The Suspect was published in 2002 and became an instant best-seller, translated into 22 languages.
A recipient of many awards for crime writing, he has published a further 9 novels. Life and Death published in 2014 has now been followed by his most recent titled, Close your Eyes.

Syndetics book coverWe invite you to join us and the many readers who enjoy Michael’s work at the Central Library on the 27th August 2015. Michael will speak about his work, and will be available for questions. This is free event but we recommend booking. Please RSVP to Linda Bruce by phone: 801 4065 or email: Linda.Bruce@wcc.govt.nz.

An evening with suspense/crime writer Karin Slaughter – Tuesday 12 August

Syndetics book coverIt is with much pleasure that Wellington City Libraries will be hosting an evening with popular American suspense/crime writer Karin Slaughter on Tuesday 12th August 2014 at 6.00pm on the ground floor, Central Library, 65 Victoria Street.

Prolific writer Karin Slaughter’s first novel Blindsighted, published in 2001 became an instant bestseller that sold more than 30 million copies world wide and was translated into 32 languages. This novel set the scene and characters for five other novels in a series titled the Grant County. In 2006 she published Triptych followed by two other novels that formed the Will Trent/Atlanta series. Unseen, published 2013 was the fifth novel in her Georgia series.
Karin Slaughter’s most recent novel, the thrilling murder mystery titled Cop Town is also set in Atlanta, where she resides.

We are especially pleased to welcome Karin as not only is she such a thrilling writer but she is also a strong advocate for libraries.  We invite you to join us and the many readers who enjoy her work at our evening in the Central Library on the 12th August. Karin will be in conversation about her work and will be available for questions. This is a free event, and her novels will be available for purchase and signing.

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