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.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
PEN/Nabokov award relaunched to promote 'global voices' in US
Posted at 8:12AM Friday 12 Aug 2016
A new $50,000 (£38,500) literary prize for international authors, intended to recognise the "spirit of Vladimir Nabokov" and described as "a welcome counterbalance to rampant xenophobia and increasingly jingoistic provincialism", is being launched in the US. Guardian