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.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
THE BRIDGE - JANE HIGGINS
Morrin Rout reports from Christchurch:
I was honoured to launch Jane Higgin's new book, The Bridge last Saturday at the Addington Coffee Co-op to a large and very enthusiastic group of family, friends, writers and fellow graduates and current students of the Hagley Writers' Institute. Jane's book won the prestigious Text Prize for an unpublished YA or children's manuscript and has already garnered fulsome praise from reviewers.