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.
Rachel Morse has brown skin and startling blue eyes. She has an
African-American GI father named Roger who recites Shakespeare and charms
women. She has a shy white Danish mother named Nella who was more than happy
to be charmed. Thanks to her parents’ unlikely union in Germany, Rachel’s childhood
is steeped in two rich cultures. While this should be a gift, it instead
coalesces to inspire the dreaded “What are you?” question when she moves to