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.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Obituary Note: Cory Taylor
Australian author Cory Taylor, who, after an award-winning career as a screenwriter, "turned to her long-delayed wish to write fiction following a diagnosis of melanoma a decade ago," died within weeks of the rush-publication of her final book, Dying: A Memoir, the Age reported. She was 61. Taylor's novels are Me and Mr Booker, which won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Pacific Region; and My Beautiful Enemy, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Michael Heyward, her publisher, said Taylor "was a remarkable person, compassionate and wise. She gave so many of us the gift of her kindness. And make no mistake, she is one of the writers who matters, whose work will live."