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.
By Julianna Haubner
| Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - Off the Shelf
President Obama has made it clear over the past 8 years that
books are a big part of his life—whether he’s shopping on Small Business
Saturday or releasing his vacation reading list. (Plus, he did an impressive
interview with author Marilynne Robinson, which you can listen to here.
Cross your fingers for a post–White House podcast!) A bestselling author
himself, our reader-in-chief has followed his predecessors in recommending
some great nonfiction titles, but has surprised us all by being a
particularly prolific fiction reader as well. Here are some of the books he’s
picked up during his time in office. READ