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.
Writers David Mitchell, Ali Smith, Cathy Cassidy, Nick Hornby
and David Nicholls are among the top names who have signed an open letter
supporting the occupiers of Carnegie Library and condemning the proposed
changes to the Lambeth library service.
Jacques Glénat, who founded the Grenoble-based graphic novel
and manga publisher Editions Glénat in 1969, has been named in the Panama
Papers in connection with a company in the Seychelles, according to Le
Monde, one of the 109 media in the International Consortium of
Investigative Journalists that has exposed the massive tax avoidance.