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.
Michael O'Mara has won a "hotly contested" auction
to publish the official autobiography of Olympians Laura
Trott and Jason Kenny, who between them have won 10 gold medals,
five of which were won in the Rio velodrome last month.
Travel guidebook publisher Lonely Planet
has launched Lonely Planet Food, a new imprint devoted to
the company’s list of food and drink titles, for "people at home
who are keen to experience world food at its most authentic".
Bonnier Zaffre is publishing the sequel to L S Hilton's Maestra. Domina is the second
of three psychological thrillers set in the art world by L S
Hilton, Glamour magazine’s 2016 Writer of the Year, publishing in the
UK on 23rd March.
Reading charity BookTrust is giving out 700,000 free copies of
a picture book by Clare Foges and illustrated by Al Murphy (Faber
Children’s), to every reception age child in England this month. The giveaway will take place up to the end of October as
part of BookTrust’s Time to Read campaign.