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 annual century of the most influential figures in the UK
trade has new faces, old-timers and rejuvenated returners, many of whom may
have their toughest tests to come given the political events of 2016.
Publishers will continue to look for diverse and political
children’s books in 2017, and humorous books and Middle Grade fiction will
make up a large proportion of book sales, according to industry experts.
Crime writer Peter James has revealed he will publish two new
books next year - a "who-dunnit" Roy Grace novel and a new
stand-alone novel, asking what would happen if someone had absolute proof