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, December 21, 2015
There are people who think a crime novel can’t be proper literature…
Sophie Hannah: ‘There are people who think a crime novel can’t be proper literature… that’s a shame for them’
The author of the Observer’s Christmas short story on snobbery towards genre fiction, bringing Hercule Poirot back from the dead and how Mother Goose got her hooked on rhyme