17 Jul 2021

Rick Gekoski: raconteur and rare books hunter

From Saturday Morning, 10:10 am on 17 July 2021

Rare book dealer Rick Gekoski has been hunting for hidden literary gems for over 50 years, along the way meeting and trading with William Golding, Salman Rushdie, Graham Greene and Ted Hughes. 

A former Man Booker Prize judge, American-born Gekoski has written numerous books on his enthusiasms of literature, football and art. His latest, Guarded by Dragons: Encounters with Rare Books and Rare People likens his trade to a mythical quest.

Gekoski, who splits his time between New Zealand and England with his wife Belinda, is currently based in Hawke’s Bay and appearing in events in Havelock North, Wellington and Christchurch

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