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My Year of Reading (and Writing) 2023

I had hoped to finish this by the end of the year but it became somewhat of a behemoth. As demonstrated in my last round-up, 2022 was a huge reading year for me. I revelled in reading wherever my interests led me and knocked off about 60 books (partly helped by the fact I judged an award). In 2023 I wasn’t quite so greedy. I think it was partly because I wasn’t immersed in one writing project as I was in 2022; instead I bounced around between different things (the lot ...
Rachael KingRachael KingFebruary 14, 2024 Read More

The Grimmelings Christchurch Book Launch: 20 February 2024

If you are in Christchurch please join me for the official first launch of The Grimmelings at the wonderful Scorpio Books (for their children’s books, check out Telling Tales across the courtyard!). It will be launched by my friend and fellow writer Tania Roxborogh, who was my writing buddy all through 2022 when we were both working on our new novels (and watch out for Charlie Tangaroa and the God of War coming soon – you won’t want to miss it).
Rachael KingRachael KingDecember 30, 2023 Read More

Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2024

I am thrilled to be launching The Grimmelings in style in Wellington at the Aotearoa NZ Festival of the Arts! The party itself will be at Unity Books at 6pm on 22 February (launched by the fabulous Elizabeth Knox), and on the 24th I’ll be appearing in conversation with Courtney Johnston at the Embassy. We’ll be talking about writing The Grimmelings but also the importance of children’s ...

Rachael KingRachael KingDecember 30, 2023 Read More

Auckland Writers Festival 2024

Writers have been announced for the Auckland Writers Festival Schools Programme on the week of 14–16 May 2024. I am excited to be appearing alongside Jason Gunn, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Elizabeth Acevedo (all pictured) as well as Steph Matuku, Natalie Haynes (I'll be chairing her conversation for secondary school students) and many more! The full programme is now out and schools can go here for more information and to register. See you on the big stage! 

Rachael KingRachael KingDecember 30, 2023 Read More