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.
Penguin Random House Children's publisher Ben Horslen has two
nods on the shortlist for this year’s Branford Boase award for debut
children’s writing. The shortlist also includes books from HarperCollins
Children’s Books, David Fickling Books, Firefly Press and Nosy Crow.
An open letter from Peirene Press presenting the “cultural
case” for staying in the EU has garnered more than 160 signatures including
those of authors Sarah Waters and Marina Warner, Granta editor Max Porter,
Katharina Bielenberg, associate publisher at MacLehose, and Adam
Freudenheim, publisher of Pushkin Press.