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.
The Girl on the Train (Black Swan) has run away
with the Official UK Top 50 number one spot for a second week, selling
89,852 copies for £347,113, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer
Market. This is a 51.9% increase in volume on its first week at the top.
Independent publishers are "leading the field" in
the latest round of the PEN Translates awards with Orenda Books, Arc
Publications and Tilted Axis Press among the 16 publishers picking up
accolades for their titles.