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.
The story of man and dog is a story of partnership dating back
almost 15,000 years, and the relationships we have with our dogs have grown
into something we value and love today—they are members of our family. In
literature, dog stories can be some of the most uplifting, and among the most
heartbreaking, stories we tell. They are as varied and amazing as dogs
themselves, capable of surprise and wonder, for in our dogs, we often see