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 vast majority of England's constituencies have “serious
literacy issues”, according to charity The National Literacy Trust (NLT),
following new analysis carried out by the NLT and credit referencing agency
Publishers will have to be "broad, open and diverse in
their interests and in the voices they find" in response to the
turbulent political climate caused by President Trump's election, Faber
c.e.o. Stephen Page has said.
Hodder Children’s Books, part of Hachette Children’s Group
(HCG), has bought English language publishing rights to three DreamWorld
licences: Noddy Toyland Detective, Dinotrux and How to Train Your Dragon.