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.
Telling our own stories gives life momentum and allows us to
reflect on both the incredible and the awful moments we experience. What
makes memoirs so crucial is their ability to help us understand the world and
the people around us. While these 8 memoirs range from heartbreaking to
hilarious, they all share in the idea that we can learn from each other’s
mistakes, traumas, and fortunes—and that there is incredible power in
perseverance and redemption. READ