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.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
(Little, Brown) has racked up five weeks as the Official UK Top 50 number
one—but the gap is closing. According to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer
Market, the playscript sold 36,485 copies for £455,824, just 7,503 units above
runner-up The Girl on
the Train (Black Swan).
George R R Martin's UK publisher HarperCollins has said
"nothing has been finalised regarding the publication or the
date" of the author's much anticipated sixth book in the A Song of Ice
and Fire series, after reports surfaced in would be published in March next
A profile of Marlon James by Alan Yentob, Michael Palin on
travel writer Jan Morris, a night-long celebration of poetry, and a
programme about getting reluctant teenagers to read at a Lancashire school,
will all be among the highlights of BBC2's coverage of books and reading
Naomi Bacon, digital communications manager, is leaving Pan
Macmillan after three and a half years to embark on "a new
adventure", including different projects, spanning freelance
marketing and PR, social media and project management.