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 Pool founder Sam Baker; Robbie Millen and Arifa Akbar,
literary editors of the Times
and the Independent
respectively; authors Viv Groksop and Sali Hughes; and booksellers from
Waterstones, Foyles, W H Smith and Booka Bookshop will judge this year’s
inaugural Books of the Year awards.
Penguin Random House’s “innovative” campaigns to promote The Fox and the Star
and The Rabbit Who Wants
to Fall Asleep have been honoured at the Book Marketing
Society’s Best Marketing Awards for the Christmas season.
Pushkin Press is partnering with literary institution The
London Library to produce a series of "beautifully designed"
books containing new material from authors such as Lewis Carroll, E M
Forster and Virginia Woolf.
The International Publishers Association has called for the
immediate release and protection of a 73-year-old publisher arrested in
Dhaka, Bangladesh on the grounds that he had launched a book deemed
offensive to Islam.
Vicky Featherstone, Zia Haider Rahman and Peter Stothard will
be joining Maureen Freely and Antonia Fraser as judges of the 2016 PEN
Pinter Prize, which has extended its eligibility to include writers from
the Republic of Ireland and the Commonwealth.