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.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Book people prominent in NZ New Year's Honours List
A Dame, a Knight and other gongs too
Author of almost 100 cookery books published over the past 49 years Alison Holst has been made a Dame Companion while author James McNeish has been made a Knight Companion.
Other people from the book world receiving honours include:
Christine Fernyhough, author & co-founder of Duffy Books in Homes
Dr.Keith Maslen for services to literature & bibliography
Alexa Johnston, author, curator
Wayne Mills, author,educator,inventor Kids Lit Quiz
Graham Stewart, author & Publisher
Penny Hansen for services to literature & the community
The Bookman extends his warmest congratulations. Great news.