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.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Nine to Noon - Scheduled interviews and reviews - this week
Analysis of the Cricket World Cup final between NZ and Australia
What will become of low-lying atolls under threat from sea level rise? The Marshall Islands' pleads for help.
Middle East correspondent, Kate Shuttleworth
Epigenetics expert Professor Jo Nadeau on how environmental factors like diet, stress and conditions in the womb can alter a person's genetic make-up
Book review: The Legend of Winstone Blackhat by Tanya Moir
Reading: The Dwarf Who Moved' by Peter Williams QC (Part 5 of 8)
Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
Clevedon tomato growers Anthony and Angela Tringham from Curious Croppers. If you have a glut of tomatoes at the moment, they have recipes for Gazpacho, Tomato, Ricotta and Oatcake Canapes and Caprese Salad.
Urban issues with Tommy Honey
Clevedon tomato growers Anthony and Angela Tringham have been selling their Curious Croppers produce at the Clevedon Farmers Market and two years ago they began supplying restaurants. The couple grows rare and unusual tomatoes.
Photo by Manja Wachsmuth.
Tuesday 31 March
Barbara Docherty as a rural nurse for more than 2 decades including on the Chatham Islands. She says rural nursing is not taken seriously by the sector and that needs to change.
US Correspondent Steve Almond
Katharine Zaleski , the company president who has issued a public apology to the mothers she has worked with, saying she didn't realise how horrible she'd been until she had a child of her own.
Book Review:The Faithful Couple by A.D. Miller
Reading: 'The Dwarf Who Moved' by Peter Williams QC (Part 6 of 8)
Business commentator Rod Oram
Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Wednesday 1 April
What happens when our shampoos, antibacterial soaps and foaming face washes go down the drain?
Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
The brain's capacity to improve itself and solve problems and how mindset influences behaviour. Carol Dweck is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University.
Book review: A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale
''The Dwarf Who Moved' by Peter Williams QC (Part 7 of 8)
Marty Duda's musical artist of the week
Legal commentator Charles McGuinness on employment law issues
Science with Siouxsie Wiles.
Thursday 2 April
Marine Scientist Cornel De Ronde on a recent expedition to study undersea volcanoes in the Kermadec Arc, using the world's most sophisticated autonomous underwater vehicle.
UK Correspondent Kate Adie
Pediatrician and an anesthesiologist, Elliot Krane on treating pain in children.
Book review: Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender
Reading: the final part of The Dwarf Who Moved' by Peter Williams QC
Music with Jeremy Taylor
Sport with Brendan Telfer
The Week that Was with comedians' Te Radar and Irene Pink