Carole Beu has owned and run the award-winning Women’s Bookshop in Ponsonby Road for 25 years. She is an avid reader and is always happy talking to her customers and to book groups about the latest novels she has read. She reviews regularly on National Radio’s Nine to Noon and will present a TV Book Show later in the year, with Graham Beattie, on Sky TV 83 and online. She is a Trustee of the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival and often chairs sessions there. Each year Carole runs a Ladies’ Litera-Tea – a Sunday afternoon of NZ women writers combined with lamingtons and cream cakes.