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.
Sunday, April 03, 2016
A Tale of Two Lovable Misanthropes in Haute Paris
Off the Shelf
By Hilary Krutt | Friday,
April 01, 2016
I have done much to earn the title of incurable Francophile. It
began with weekly French lessons in elementary school, and quickly progressed
to full-blown infatuation. I’ve done the whole bit: studied French lit, spent
the obligatory semester abroad in Paris, and even returned to live in the
city for a year after I graduated from college. It’s astounding to me, given
these circumstances, that I had never previously picked up Muriel Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog.