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.
MRS. BRIDGE is one of those books that writers love to pass
along to other writers, although there’s nothing difficult or “writerly”
about it: it’s funny, even hilarious, and written in fleet, nimble, sparely
elegant prose. I forget who urged me to read it first—I remember a classmate
in grad school raving about it—but my near-instant infatuation with the book
had to do with marijuana. READ MORE