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, November 29, 2012
Best of 2012: NYT Notables; Slate Staff Selections; Q&Q's 10 Best
York Times Book Review named their annual 100
Notable Books in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction (which will run in this
Sunday's print edition) with their 10 Best list to follow next week.
compiled their best books of 2012 list
by polling their staff (including their human resources director, who chose Esi
Edugyan's HALF BLOOD BLUES.) The most popular choice was Katherine Boo's BEHIND
THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS.
From earlier this week, Canada's Quill
& Quire chose their top 5 fiction
Tamara Faith Berger, MAIDENHEAD
Tamas Dobozy, SIEGE 13
Alice Munro, DEAR LIFE
Alix Ohlin, INSIDE
Richard Wagamese, INDIAN HORSE
Guy Delisle, JERUSALEM
Julie Devaney, MY LEAKY BODY
Naomi Duguid, BURMA RIVERS OF FLAVOR
Jan Wong, OUT OF THE BLUE
Neil Young, WAGING HEAVY PEACE
Kirkus, which has been trickling out their
abundant lists, named their top
25 works of fiction.