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.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Latest News from The Bookseller - Booker Prize winner Anita Brookner dies
Children’s book sales in Ireland increased 16% in 2015,
boosted by the popularity of authors such as David Walliams and Jeff
Kinney, but booksellers and publishers in the country say strong local
publishing is also on the rise.
Cathy Rentzenbrink and Stephen Silberman are among
six shortlisted authors for the £30,000 Wellcome Book Prize, awarded
annually to the best new work of fiction or non-fiction whose central theme
"engages with some aspect of medicine, health or illness".
New research from the Publishers Assocation has exposed the
"tough" financial choices facing headteachers, with a fifth of
primary and almost a quarter of secondary headteachers in England
anticipating "significant funding shortalls" over the next three