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.
Editors predicting 2016's trends for non-fiction have been
left guessing after "unpredictable" successes Norwegian Wood by Lars
Mytting (MacLehose Press) and the Ladybird Books for Grown-Ups series
(Penguin) dominated charts at 2015's close; however, in a marketplace
that has “grown”, editors are setting humour, clean
living, biographies and "big history" high on the
agenda, while following what's next in the evolution of colouring