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.
Multinational publishers have warned of the consequences of a
“hard Brexit” on their businesses, with concerns over whether restrictions
on migration would hamper their ability to attract the right talent to work
Irvine Welsh, James Kelman and Jenni Fagan have made the 2016
Saltire Society Literary Awards shortlist announced at a special event in
Edinburgh, alongside emerging talents Chitra Ramaswamy and Martin
HarperCollins is expanding its publishing of novelist
CL Taylor with deals brokered across three separate imprints,
including a "significant" six-figure deal for two further novels
with Avon, and a two-book YA thriller deal with HQ.
The International Publishers Association General
Assembly have voted to admit five new national publishing
organisations from Iraq, Ivory
Coast, Mauritania, Morocco and Senegal, to extend
its "geographical and cultural footprint" broader than it
has ever been in its 120-year history.