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.
Blackwell’s has completed an “all risks buy-in” of its defined
benefit pension scheme with the Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC). The
company said the move would take it “one step closer” to its long-term goal
of becoming an employee-owned partnership, similar to that operated by
retailer John Lewis.
The Academy of British Cover Design, better known as ABCD,
hosted its fourth annual awards last night (2nd March) in Hoxton, east
London, with Vintage creative director Suzanne Dean and Simon &
Schuster’s Jack Smyth taking home two awards apiece.
Hay Festival has today (3rd March) unveiled four
"ambitious" new projects to mark its 30th festival in Hay-on-Wye,
including an international call to crowd source a library of 30 “essential”
books from the last 30 years.