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.
Colson Whitehead's The
Underground Railroad (Little, Brown), Liu
Cixin's apocalyptic sci-fi epic The
Three-Body Problem (Head of Zeus) and V S Naipaul's A Bend in the River (Picador)
are some of the novels which helped Barack Obama during his time in
the White House, he has said.