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.
Chief executives from leading publishing houses around the
world, including Markus Dohle of Penguin Random House, Carolyn Reidy of
Simon & Schuster and Arnaud Nourry of Hachette Livre, have said they
are "deeply concerned" about the closure of 29 publishing houses
in Turkey and called on president Tayyip Erdogan to protect its writers'
freedom of expression.