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.
Joanne Harris has announced she is pulling out of a literature
festival “for the first time in my life” because of its demanding contract
terms and has called for an industry-wide standard to be introduced.
The subscriber list and review archive for mail-order book
business the Good Book Guide has been acquired by book review and
recommendation site Lovereading, following a “turbulent” decade for the
Author Matt Haig has withdrawn from appearing at this year’s
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai following a campaign
against the event, spearheaded by author Jonathan Emmett and blogger Zoe