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 is to pilot a crowdfunding scheme to
promote use of the model by cultural organisations, and establish a new
virtual "Commercial Academy for Culture" to promote
commercial expertise in the cultural sectors.
The Libraries Taskforce has taken its first step towards
producing a national strategy for England's public libraries with a new
draft report published. However, it has been criticised for not going
far enough regarding funding proposals.
Former Arsenal footballer-turned-pundit Ian Wright is set
to pen his “fascinating” autobiography which will discuss his life
before and after the game, including his stint in Chelmsford prison and
how he has dealt with racism.