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.
A biography on Terry Pratchett written by his personal
assistant Rob Wilkins, a graphic novel by Pratchett and a Discworld
Encyclopedia were among the new publishing revealed at a memorial to
celebrate the late author.
Literary festival organisers and authors continue to grapple
over the issue of author pay and the appropriate remuneration for speakers'
time at literary festivals, because many events are run as charities.