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 30, 2015
Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
And we're off!
Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler commenced the Festival with this quote (and a gong): "This is truly one of the world's great book festivals."
Then the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu gave an incredibly rousing keynote, "Making peace is infinitely harder than making war."