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.
David Walliams has claimed his 14th Official UK Top 50 number
one, as The World’s
Worst Children (HarperCollins) shunted Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train
(Black Swan) off the top spot, selling 64,137 copies for £441,875 through
Nielsen BookScan's Total Consumer Market.
Penguin Random House chair Gail Rebuck has said that she and
other UK bosses for parent company Bertelsmann are "unanimous" in
wanting to stay inside the European Union, because leaving "it is too
big a risk to take".
An online bookshop selling exclusively adult colouring books
has said it is likely to be put out of business should government proposals
to remove their exemption from VAT go through, and has lent its support to
a petition in protest.
I.B. Tauris will release Churchill
on Europe: The Untold Story of Churchill’s European Project by
Felix Klos on 3rd June to coincide with the upcoming EU referendum,
detailing Churchill’s role in building a united European body after the
Second World War.