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.
Children’s authors have hit out at the slew of celebrity book
deals struck in recent months, warning that full-time fiction writers are
struggling while famous people attract big advances and sizeable marketing
Titles from independents Faber, Peepal Tree Press, Chicken
House and Jacaranda feature on the inaugural shortlist for the Jhalak Prize
for a Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour, alongside works from PRH's
Harvill Secker and Pan Macmillan.
Camille Whitcher, a 2016 graduate of the Cambridge School of
Arts Illustration MA, has won the 2017 Children’s Picture Book Prize,
organised by the Stratford-upon-Avon Literary Festival and Brighton-based
indie publisher Salariya Book Company