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.
Friday, March 11, 2016
11 Favorite Memoirs from a Longtime Industry Insider
Off the Shelf
By Wendy Sheanin
| Thursday, March 10, 2016
As much as I love falling into a great novel, I’ve also always
been drawn to powerful personal stories from ordinary people. I read them for
their piercing loss and the match-lit path they illuminate to move past it.
Here are eleven personal stories that brought me to tears, kept me up at night,
and stayed with me after. Some are straight memoirs, some are less
conventional in form, some are broader in scope, but all are rich and