Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
AN INVITATION FROM TIME OUT BOOKSTORE
Wednesday, 28 October at 6:00 PM
Come and hear Rob Matthew's personal story, Running Blind, about going blind, losing his father to cancer, and his wife suddenly, to being the fastest blind man in the world - he has won 29 international gold medals! It is going to be a truly inspirational evening. All welcome - RSVP helpful.
Running Blind (Harper Collins $37) is the unexpected story of how one man achieved his dreams - as an athlete, as a husband and as a father.
He truly lives by his motto: Anything is possible if you set your mind to it.
About the Author
Rob (Bob) Matthews, MBE, went blind as a teenager. Determined to lead as normal a life as possible, he became a runner and represented Great Britain for many years as a gold medal winning Paralympian. Rob and his wife, Sarah, who is a Kiwi, returned to Auckland to raise their young family.