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, August 02, 2012
Gore Vidal: a life in pictures
The novelist, essayist, and playwright Gore Vidal began his writing career with his novel Williwaw, published in 1946, and went on to achieve a place in the public consciousness as one of 20th-century America's greatest writers. Always politically active and frequently controversial, Vidal was outspoken on the topics of culture, politics, and history. Take a tour through his life in pictures