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, August 29, 2014
Does Where You Live Make a Difference in How and What You Write?
www.nytimes.com - Each week in Bookends, two writers take
on questions about the world of books. This week, Mohsin Hamid and Thomas
Mallon discuss how where they’ve lived has affected their work.
J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” might have read a little differently had he been a resident of Osaka instead of Oxfordshire.