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.
Sabina Radeva, a molecular biologist-turned-illustrator, has
raised more than £25,000 on Kickstarter to create a picture book adaptation
of Charles Darwin’s On
The Origin Of Species, despite only aiming for £1,900.
Indie publisher Nine Arches Press is offering mentorships to
poets from marginalised and under-represented communities based in the West
Midlands to "challenge the current lack of diversity in poetry,
publishing and literature more generally".
Margaret Atwood's retelling of The Tempest, part of
Vintage's Hogarth Shakespeare series, has inspired a new digital art
installation at London’s Southbank Centre, created in collaboration
with Penguin Random House.