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 verdict is in for "Harry Potter and the Cursed
Child", with reviewers hailing the two-part play "a
dazzling duel of light and dark" (the Guardian), "a triumph" (the Telegraph), and
"a magical experience tailor made for the stage, filled to the brim
with fan service" (the Independent).
Bookseller’s digital publishing conference, is to expand in
2016 with dedicated strands on EdTech and the audiobook market. Europe’s
largest digital publishing conference takes place on Friday 2nd December
with the broadest programme yet to be focused on the ongoing digital
transformation across the publishing sector, with speakers from trade,
education and academic publishing, the start-up sector, entertainment
retail and gaming.
Unbound has launched crowdfunding for an anthology celebrating
the life of David Bowie, featuring contributions from a host of stellar
writers including Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, Roddy Doyle, Suzanne Moore
and Evie Wyld.
Shakespeare’s Globe is working with Walker Books and RNIB
(Royal National Institute of Blind People) on "Shakespeare Telling
Tales", a storytelling event that will be accessible to blind and
partially sighted children.