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 children's market in China is up 15% by value in 2016 so
far, according to data from Open Book, China's book sales data company,
divulged last week at the Shanghai International Children's Book Fair.
Sunny Singh, author and chair of judges for the Jhalak Prize,
has called the efforts of British publishers "pathetic" due to
the "shockingly low" submissions to the prize created to
celebrate British BAME writers.
Novelist Hannah Kohler and the writer and film producer
Bob Stanley, also a member of the Mercury-nominated pop group Saint
Etienne, have been named the joint winners of the 2017 Eccles British
Library Writer’s Award.