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.
The shadow business secretary has criticised the government's
handling of business rates, branding the changes set to take effect in
April "a ticking time bomb", ahead of a Labour emergency
roundtable due to take place today (Monday 27th February).
UK independent graphic novel publisher SelfMadeHero has
secured world rights to the English-language edition of Nick Cave: Mercy on Me,
a graphic biography of the renowned musician, novelist and actor.
Lost classic children’s British comics from the 1970s and ’80s
are to be brought back to life by 2000 AD, following its acquisition of the
Fleetway and IPC Youth group archive from Egmont UK last year.
Crime fiction festival CrimeFest will release an anthology of
short stories next year to mark its 10th anniversary, with new stories from
contributors including Ian Rankin, Lee Child, Sophie Hannah and Ann