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, June 28, 2016
Latest News from The Bookseller - European book trade reacts to Brexit
The referendum should not have “any place at all in a
parliamentary democracy”, author Philip Pullman has said, following
Britain's decision to leave the European Union, arguing that they “slip far
too easily into a sort of raucous populism”.
This year’s haemorrhaging of literary journalists from the
national newspapers has been described as “heartbreaking” for the book
industry, and has renewed the spotlight on the long-running problem of
dwindling review space.