An Italian in New Zealand with author Wilma Giordano Laryn

Wed Nov 30 2022 at 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Auckland Libraries | Auckland

Auckland Research Centres
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An Italian in New Zealand with author Wilma Giordano Laryn
Author's book launch: Tales from the Wood’s Edge – a memoir written by Wilma Giordano Laryn
Book will be on sale at the event - book launch special $30 (cash only)
A small Italian family of parents, daughter and dog, moved to New Zealand in 1996. Here they met adventures and natural disasters, observed animals and nature, while establishing a vineyard and winery, and doing many more things. The book also tells of their life in Italy and Japan, and holidays around the world. It is also a woman’s personal story of emigrating to a new country and integrating with the local way of life. A large and entertaining cast of characters, human and animals, intertwine their stories, told with freshness, nuance, vivid imagery, introspection and a sense of humour.
The book is available:
IN NEW ZEALAND in bookstores nationwide
OUTSIDE NEW ZEALAND through Amazon etc.
Print: ISBN 978-0-473-65322-4
Kindle edition: ISBN 978-0-473-65325-5
Normal RRP $36
About the speaker
In Italy, Wilma studied and taught Maths, and acted in a feminist theatre group. In New Zealand from 1996, she’s been Marketing Manager of the family wine business, president of Christchurch Dante Society and founder of its Language School, radio broadcaster and presenter and producer of a TV cooking series. She taught Italian for Musicians at the Christchurch University School of Music and cooking at evening classes. She received a civil honour from the Italian Government and a medal from the Dante Headquarters. Now she’s retired and lives in Auckland where, besides writing, she plays bridge and goes sailing.
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