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.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Stephen King: 'Book Lovers, Give Yourselves a Hand'
(photo: Alyssa Ki)
"There's a whole sh*tload of people here tonight. You're not home watching TV. You're not home playing video games. You came here because you love books, and I think you oughta give yourselves a hand for that."
--Stephen King, speaking Tuesday evening at the landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre in Jersey City, N.J., to 1,500 people at a sold-out launch event held by WORD Bookstore for End of Watch (Scribner