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July 4, 2019 posted by Unity Wellington

AFTERGLOW: Avi Duckor-Jones & Anna Jackson launch Swim & The Bed-Making Competition

AFTERGLOW: Avi Duckor-Jones & Anna Jackson launch Swim & The Bed-Making Competition

Thursday 13th of September saw two prize-winning NZ authors visiting Unity Books on Willis Street for the Wellington launch of Avi Duckor-Jones’ Swim and Anna Jackson’s The Bed-Making Competition. Avi and Anna are New Zealand’s first ever winners of the Viva la Novella prize awarded by Seizure.

Avi Duckor-Jones wasted no time in getting down to some pre-speech signing

Elizabeth Knox dissects the novella form

Anna Jackson had her audience in stitches with a reading from The Bed-Making Competition

William Brandt gave an enthusiastic introduction to his former pupil, Avi

Three hearty pats, then break.

Avi Duckor-Jones

Avi’s brother and fellow writer Sam was on hand to toast his sibling’s first publication

Book signing is a riot!

Avi signing

Kirsten McDougall, Sam Duckor-Jones and Emily Perkins had to amuse themselves in the queue for signatures

Made it! Avi welcomes his IIML tutor Emily Perkins to the signing counter

Elizabeth Knox with Anna Jackson

 

Swim and The Bed-Making Competition are available in store and online now.

Words and pictures by John Duke

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