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 2016 RSL Jerwood Awards for Non-Fiction will open for submissions next week. These awards, one of £10,000 and two of £5,000, are open to writers engaged on their first commissioned works of non-fiction. The 2016 judges are Laurence Scott, Daisy Hay and John Agard. Details for how to apply will appear on the RSL website.
Congratulations to Ian Duhig,pictured,(Best Collection) and David Harsent (Best Single Poem) both on this year's Forward Prizes for Poetry shortlists. The prizes will be awarded on 20 September at the Royal Festival Hall.
Congratulations to Robert Macfarlane who is on the shortlist of the Wainwright Prize. Now in its third year, the prize awards £5,000 annually to the work that best reflects renowned nature writer Alfred Wainwright’s core values of celebrating the great British outdoors. MORE