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.
The Publishers Association has called on the government to
keep European Union trade barriers to an “absolute minimum” and to
encourage investment in the UK via stronger copyright rules during its
Ali Smith entertained Penguin Random House staff at a special
lunch-time preview event of her upcoming novel, Autumn (Hamish Hamilton), which weaves
the “contemporaneous” political narrative of Brexit with the “timeless”
changing of the seasons.
Pan Macmillan's wellness and lifestyle imprint Bluebird has
acquired the memoir of British mental health and LGBT campaigner
and vlogger, Jonny Benjamin, describing how he was pulled back from
the brink of suicide by a perfect stranger.