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.
Canongate c.e.o. Jamie Byng and authors Jeanette Winterson,
Ian McEwan, Philip Pullman, Nick Hornby and Yann Martel, as well as actors
Jude Law, Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba, are among the signatories to
an open letter to David Cameron calling for “urgent action” to help
children in the migrant camp at Calais.
Penguin is bringing out a new series of classic titles in
a "compact, jewel-like format" called Pocket Penguins. The series - dubbed "the future of Penguin
Classics" - will launch in May 2016, featuring titles such as Mrs Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf and The
Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad, priced between £5.99 and £8.99