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.
STM publisher Elsevier has acquired the largest repository and
community for social science and humanities researchers in the world, SSRN,
to accelerate its social strategy and scale the network up for
the benefit of "the entire scientific ecosystem".
J K Rowling has been honoured by PEN America with
the 2016 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award. The Harry
Potter author received the award for her work
that "oppposes oppression in any form" and
"champions the best of humanity".
Joan G Robinson’s 1967 classic children’s novel When Marnie Was There has
received an international sales boost thanks to the Japanese animation
version, as agent Caroline Sheldon has sold the rights to 10 countries.