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.
CILIP has responded to criticism about the diversity of its
Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlists - which feature no BAME authors
- saying that while it "acknowledges and respects the concerns
expressed", the longlisted books were "judged on merit and on an
equal playing field".
Little, Brown Book Group has made two "key"
promotions within its editorial team: Clare Smith has been promoted to
fiction publisher at Little, Brown/Abacus, while Lucy Malagoni has
been promoted to publishing director for Sphere Fiction.