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.
Industry leaders are urging a calm approach as the book trade
faces a sudden and prolongued period of economic uncertainty following last
week’s decision to leave the European Union. But some also expressed anger
at the outcome of the referendum.
Creative Europe, a €1.46bn European Union programme
for supporting culture between 2014 and 2020,
has launched an initiative to support around 10,000 small and
medium enterprises, including those from the publishing sector.
In the autumn Macmillan Children’s Books will publish a poetry
anthology compiled by Allie Esiri, the writer and former actor behind
poetry anthology The
Love Book (Square Peg) and the app iF Poems, developed by