March 31, 2018 posted by Unity Wellington

AFTERGLOW: A Way with Words by Chris Maclean

AFTERGLOW: A Way with Words by Chris Maclean

A crowd of friends, family and publishing doyens gathered in Unity Books on the evening of Tuesday 27th March to help launch Chris Maclean’s latest book A Way with Words, a memoir of writing and publishing in New Zealand, published by Potton & Burton in conjunction with The Whitcombe Press, Chris’ own imprint. Chris has written and published a number of non-fiction books since the 1980s, including Tramping: A New Zealand History (with Shaun Barnett), Stag Spooner: Wild Man From the Bush, and Kapiti, which won the Montana Book Award for History in 2000.

Fellow author, tramper and friend Shaun Barnett launched the book with a speech about his history working with Chris and the journey of the book.

As a man with many stories about the book industry in New Zealand, Chris also had many people to thank for their input to A Way with Words – “No book is an island,” he observed. We couldn’t agree more, and it was great to see the support from Chris’s book trade associates from over the decades.

Shaun Barnett

Chris Maclean

An author’s work is never done

Signing machine

A Way with Words can be purchased in-store and online here

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