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.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
Harper Lee Dies at 89
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' died Friday in
Monroeville, Ala. more pW And at Flavorwire:
Nelle Harper Lee, whose novel To Kill a Mockingbird is a classroom staple and American classic, has died at 89, according to multiple news sources. To Kill a Mockingbird’s iconic coming-of-age narrative, mixing the horror of a racist justice system with a degree of youthful sentimentality, has endeared it to several decades of readers, teachers — and even those critics who admit its power to enchant and awaken while remaining wary of its simple moral scheme. …Read More