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 Society of Authors is pushing its case for
"fairer" contracts in the wake of a newly released European
Commission study which found writers in Europe on average earned
£12,500 a year in 2015 (calculated from a euro sum of €17,500, using 2015