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.
Victoria Barnsley was the surprise guest at the HarperCollins
summer party, held at the V&A last night, with Charlie Redmayne,
HarperCollins UK c.e.o. paying tribute to his predecessor as a "great
friend to many staff, agents and authors" and someone who led the
business "brilliantly" for 13 years.
The book trade should be doing more to promote diversity
in publishing, according to the chief executive of New Writing
North, Claire Malcolm, who has called on the publishing
industry to help it in addressing the issue.