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.
Rowan Lawton of Furniss Lawton has sold a "sweeping
page-turner" about two sisters separated by war, White Chrysanthemum
by Mary Lynn Bracht, to Chatto & Windus in a six-figure pre-empt
during London Book Fair.
As of this month, the St Bride Foundation Library is
opening without entry charge on the first Wednesday of each month, in a
limited reversal of its move last year to open only on a private,