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, October 11, 2013
Obituary Note: Stanley Kauffmann
Stanley Kauffmann, "whose literate, tightly constructed movie reviews appeared in The New Republic for more than half a century and set a standard for critical ease and erudition," died Wednesday, the New York Times reported. He was 97. His film criticism was collected in several books and he also wrote novels, many of them "while he was an editor at Bantam Books, where he discovered the Walker Percy novel The Moviegoer, and at Ballantine Books."