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.
A ruthlessly ambitious young feminist who has “the kind of
absolute understanding that she’s perfect and everything she says is right
and everything she wants, she deserves,” is the scheming anti-heroine of
Fay Weldon’s sequel to The
Life and Loves of a She Devil, out in April from Head of Zeus.
Fiction presaging the turbulent political currents of recent
months, and exploring the role of the novelist and storytelling in society,
was in evidence at the William Heinemann, Hutchinson and Windmill 2017