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 BBC is to broadcast adaptations of NW (Hamish Hamilton)
by Zadie Smith and Decline
and Fall (Penguin Classics) by Evelyn Waugh later this year,
the BBC's Charlotte Moore, controller of TV channels and iPlayer, has
Blink Publishing is to release The David Brent Songbook to coincide with
the UK cinema release of "Life on the Road" starring Ricky
Gervais, this summer. Ben Dunn, m.d. of Blink, acquired exclusive worldwide rights
from Robert Kirby and Duncan Hayes at United Agents.
The most talked about presentation of yesterday's Digital Book
World conference in New York came from Jonathan Taplin, director of the
Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California, who
asked: “Is this tech revolution great for everybody or just a few at
the top of the Forbes 400?"