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.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
A Clear-Sighted and Honest Novel Spanning Generations
Off the Shelf
By Chitra Divakaruni
| Monday, May 02, 2016
Love Medicine, Louise
Erdrich’s wonderful novel-in-stories, which won her the National Book
Critics Circle Award, is possibly my favorite among all her work. My copy
of Love Medicine
is underlined and dog-eared because of the many times I've reread it. I
recommend this book often to friends and students because there is much
here to enjoy as a reader and learn from as a writer. It was a great
influence on me as I wrote my own novel-in-stories, Before We Visit the Goddess.