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 Society of Authors (SoA) has welcomed the Oxford Literary
Festival's U-turn decision to pay writers to participate - but called the
£150 fee on offer "a little on the low side for a major
David Walliams has once again secured the UK Official Top 50
number one spot, with The
Midnight Gang (HarperCollins Children's) shifting 81,216 copies
for £467,852, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
The public vote for the 2016 Costa Short Story Award is
now open and three shortlisted stories, selected from over 1,000
entires, are now available to read and listen to from the Costa Book