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 government will move forward with plans to allow councils
in England and Wales to relax Sunday trading laws in a bid to "help
struggling high streets", despite opposition from MPs and trade
The FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival has announced the
line-up for this year’s children’s programme, with children’s laureate
Chris Riddell, Jacqueline Wilson and this year’s Costa winner Frances
Hardinge all taking part.