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.
Scotland and Northern Ireland's unreformed defamation
laws threaten to “undermine” publishing in the UK, according to
English and Scottish PEN, with Scottish publishers particularly at risk of
being “left behind”.
Biteback is to publish the story of the Mayor of London, Sadiq
Khan's, "rise" to City Hall, entitled Sadiq: The Making of a Mayor and London’s Rebirth
by political editor of the New
Statesman, George Eaton.
Withdrawal from the EU would lead to "suffering" in
the creative industries, according to an open letter signed by 220
thought-leaders in the literary world, including 2015 Baileys winner
Ali Smith and Granta editor Max Porter, recent winner of
the International Dylan Thomas Prize.