NZ authors subject of photo exhibition


2016-05-10T00:00:00 Pacific/Auckland

New Zealand authors subject of photo exhibition at Balclutha Library

Two well-known Otago authors will be at the launch of a new photo exhibition at Balclutha Library next month.

The Library is hosting the exhibition '43 NZ Authors' by photographer Maja Moritz. It includes portraits of all 43 New Zealand authors who attended the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany.

The title '43 NZ Authors' reflects the working title of an assignment by the German press agency, which asked Maja to photograph the New Zealand authors who were present at the Book Fair, as New Zealand was the guest of honour that year.

The portrait photographs are accompanied by texts, information and book recommendations from and about the authors.

Clutha District Council Library Manager Vicki Darling said many authors have contributed a special text or answered some questions especially for this exhibition about how they became authors, what they love about writing most, and what they would recommend to someone who wishes to become an author too.

She's also delighted that Dunedin authors Philip Temple and Paddy Richardson (who were part of the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair) will be speaking at the official opening, taking place at 5.30pm on 1 June at Balclutha Library.

Those wanting to attend the opening can RSVP by contacting Balclutha Library on 03 418 1677 or emailing

The exhibition will be on display until 10 July.

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