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 Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge,
published by Macmillan Children's Books, has been crowned the
surprise winner of the £30,000 2015 Costa Book of the Year: the first
children's book to claim the prize in more than a decade.
Joe “The Body Coach” Wicks’ Lean
in 15 (Bluebird) has held the number one spot in the UK
Official Top 50 for a fourth consecutive week, seeing off competition from
wellness blogger Ella Woodward, 2015’s face of clean eating.
Andersen Press has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of
Library and Information Professionals to launch the Elmer National
Libraries Day competition as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations
for the press and its colourful patchwork elephant, Elmer.
Jo James, who ran the events teams at Waterstones and
Ottakar’s for 10 years, has been announced as the author programme director
of the Chiswick Book Festival which takes place in September each year.