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.
J K Rowling’s original Harry Potter septet, vocalised by
Stephen Fry, dominated the audio download chart in 2016, but their magic
fell short of displacing Paula Hawkins’ pre-eminent psychological thriller.
Former children's laureate Malorie Blackman has vowed to
boycott literature festivals and events in the US while Donald Trump's
"travel ban" policy - barring refugees and arrivals from
predominantly Muslim countries - is in place.