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.
Libraries across the country are hosting a range of events to
encourage their communities to show "solidarity and support" in
celebration of "our fantastic, vibrant libraries" to mark
National Libraries Day tomorrow.
Acclaimed art historian and writer Iain Pears is chairing
the judging panel for the £10,000 Desmond Elliott Prize 2016. He will be
joined by journalist and c.e.o. of website The Pool, Sam Baker, and
the literary editor of the Independent
on Sunday, Katy Guest.
The author of a controversial book on China's
president, believed to be the reason five booksellers
from the Mighty Current publishing house in Hong Kong went missing
between October and December 2015, has released the title online.