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Thu 13 May 2010, 12:00pm–2:00pm

Where: Soul Bar & Restaurant, Viaduct Harbour, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult : $70.00
  • Club Members: $63.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Rick Gekoski is the author of Tolkien’s Gown & Other Stories of Great Authors and Rare Books, a legendary storyteller and raconteur, and a self-confessed “book addict”.

An expert in rare books and manuscripts, he started his business in 1982, but attributes the start of his career to 1969, when he sold a £10 set of Dickens books for £20 to Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford to buy his girlfriend a Tibetan coat, then the height of fashion.

Rick has worked as a publisher, academic, critic, bibliographer and broadcaster, was a Booker Prize judge in 2005, and is currently Chairman of Judges for the 2011 Man Booker International Prize. His new book Outside of a Dog is a ‘bibliomemoir”, a fascinating and whimsical account of twenty-five books that have influenced his life, from Dr Seuss and J.D. Salinger to Germaine Greer, Freud and Wittgenstein, in which he casts an ironic and analytic eye on the books, their authors and ultimately, on himself.

Enjoy a three course lunch with Man O’War Wine as Rick shares tales of his life in books with Kim Hill.

Presented as a part of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival.

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