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The Writers' Festival
Author: Stephanie Johnson

ISBN: 9781775537984
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 22 April 2015
Country of Publication: NZ
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 2.8
Wit, compassion and insight combine in this entertaining novel that explores the politics and human comedy behind writers' festivals and the publishing industry.

Writers' festivals can be hotbeds of literary and romantic intrigue, and the Oceania is up there with the best of them. Rookie director Rae McKay, recently returned from New York, fears she has bitten off more than she can chew. Pressure comes not only from local and international writers but also from the prestigious Opus Book Award, which this year is being hosted by the festival. Add to that high-level diplomatic fallout surrounding a dissident Chinese writer, Rae's slowly disintegrating private life and ongoing dramas involving much loved characters of The Writing Class, and the result is a wise and witty novel that explores the contemporary phenomenon of the public face of the writer.

This lively, stand-alone novel is as 'intelligent, tender and funny' as readers found The Writing Class.

About the Author

Stephanie Johnson is the author of several collections of poetry and of short stories, so...

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