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.
As the 67th National Book Awards were about to get underway in
New York last night (16th November), 76- year-old U.S. Congressman John
Lewis, an American hero and living legend of the Civil Rights Movement,
told The Bookseller:
"We have to continue to stand up, speak up, and continue to fight. We
don’t have a choice. This, too, shall pass.”
Marian Keyes, Graham Norton, Mike McCormack, Paul O’ Connell
and Tana French are some of winners of the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book
Awards 2016 held in Dublin’s Double Tree Hilton yesterday evening
Delegates at this year’s FutureBook Conference will be able to
get hands-on experience of the latest virtual reality headsets, discuss
trends in the US audiobooks market and learn how to “reach the millennial
audience” with Spotify.