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.
Roland Philipps is leaving Hachette after 22 years at Hodder
& Stoughton, most recently as publisher of John Murray, to concentrate
on working as a consultant with publishers and authors, as well as his own
Books by politicians Ken Clarke, Alan Johnson and
Margaret Hodge, broadcaster Jeremy Paxman and the former Greek finance
minister Yanis Varoufakis are among those shortlisted for the
inaugural Parliamentary Book Awards.