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.
Authors and critics are warning that Middle Grade children’s
books, for readers aged eight to 12 years, are failing to get the attention
they merit from the media and book prize organisers because of the
dominance of Young Adult titles.