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.
Former culture minister Ed Vaizey and CILIP c.e.o. Nick Poole
have engaged in a Twitter row about the former’s perceived lack of
leadership over library policy and "very soft" actions while in
the role of libraries minister.
Chatto & Windus is publishing an account
of the life of Frank Buckland, a "forgotten yet
extraordinary" surgeon, pioneer conservationist and natural
historian of the 19th century held in as high esteem as Charles Darwin
in his own time.