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.
I’m now at the age where time is a villain in a horror movie.
Time is frightening to me—hours lost at bad dinner parties, seconds stolen in
conversation with dullards. I’m a control freak, and time is the biggest and
baddest of beasts, mysterious and confounding. In real life, it is terrifying
to navigate the collapsing tunnel of aging; some days sprint by, some days I
am bitten by nostalgia and overwhelmed by sadness. READ