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.
Val McDermid’s Out
of Bounds (Sphere) has maintained a steely grip on the UK
Official Top 50 number one spot, topping the charts for a second week in a
row, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
The shortlists for the London Book Fair (LBF) International
Excellence Awards have been unveiled, with France leading the way with four
nominations followed by China, the US, South Africa and Canada each with
The European Parliament, Council and the Commission have
reached an agreement to allow EU citizens to use online subscriptions,
including for e-books as well as services like Amazon Prime and Netflix, on
holidays and business trips outside their home countries.
Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a new standalone
thriller by John Grisham, Camino
Island, about the search for rare,
stolen manuscripts of F Scott Fitzgerald in a
close-knit literary community in Florida.