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Slavery: Battle won, war goes on
As an idle exercise I've been hunting down lists of books that someone, somewhere, thinks changed the modern world. read more..
Insightful interview with MaryJane Thomson on living with mental illness
Recently the organisation Like Minds, Like Mine interviewed MaryJane Thomson, author of Sarah Vaughan is Not My Mother, about her experiences with the stigma of mental illness.
You can read the interview on page 8 of the Like Minds newsletter here
Like Minds, Like Mine is a public education programme aimed at reducing the stigma and discrimination faced by people with experience of mental illness. http://www.likeminds.org.nz/
Want to hear the fabulous John Saker talk about his new book Open Looks: My life in basketball?
You can listen to his Radio NZ interview here with Kathryn Ryan; or read his Q&A with Otago Daily Times sports editor Hayden Meikle here.
Tragedy at Pike River Mine by Rebecca Macfie has won the New Zealand Post Book Best First Book Award for Non-fiction in 2014.
Davinia Caddy will be appearing at this year's Christchurch Writers Festival.