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 09, 2016
Orkney book club 'gobsmacked' by JK Rowling visit
6 March 2016
One of the world's most successful authors dropped into Orkney Library for a surprise visit.
JK Rowling spent two hours at the library on Saturday, taking part in a book group that was discussing her novel The Cuckoo's Calling. Senior library assistant Stewart Bain had invited the author to attend the group over Twitter the previous day - but never expected her to come. Mr Bain said everyone in the group was "gobsmacked" to see her. MORE