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.
Bestselling children’s author Philip Ardagh has penned an open
letter to Simon Cowell recommending he enlist the services of a librarian
in discovering good children’s books after he called them all “boring”.
The Oxford Publishing Group is hosting speakers including
chair of Penguin Random House Gail Rebuck, Bloomsbury founder Nigel
author Joanne Harris and head of the Bodleian Library Richard
Ovenden at this year's Summer Conference in June.