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.
The Publishers Association has written a letter
to the UK Intellectual Property Office over the "irrational"
speed in which "rushed" legislative changes affecting
the future of design publishing in the UK are being
Max Porter's debut Grief
is the Thing with Feathers (Faber), Man Booker winner A Brief History of Seven Killings
(Oneworld) by Marlon James and Elena Ferrante's Neopolitan quartet (Europa)
are among the titles highlighted by publishers as books that made their
year, or that they wish they had published, or which deserved more
attention than they received.