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.
More than 100 staff of the La Martinière group walked out for
an hour in protest over working conditions in the children and young adults
book division, according to the French trade publication Livres Hebdo.
Virago has acquired one of the first titles publishing
under Oprah Winfrey’s new book imprint at Flatiron Books in the
US: The Black
Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis by New
Yorker Maria Smilios.
A secondhand bookshop owner in North Yorkshire who charges
customers 50p for entry has received complaints about rudeness after
calling a customer a “pain in the arse”, according to a Press Association