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 debut set in the aftermath of the bombing of a US embassy in
Turkey and a "Highsmith-esque" psychological suspense novel are
among the books which have sold for six figures ahead of London Book Fair.
The Association of American Publishers' annual meeting, held
at Penguin Random House earlier this week was themed “Charting the
Future,” its centerpiece a Q&A interview by PRH c.e.o. Markus Dohle
of Barnes & Noble c.e.o. Len Riggio.
A judicial inquiry has been opened into a criminal complaint
filed by thriller writer Patrick Graham against French publishers Anne
Carrière and Univers Poche, the online book magazine ActuaLitté has
The French Booksellers Association (Syndicat de la Librairie
Française, SLF) has expressed its "full support (for) and
confidence" in president Matthieu de Montchalin, who has come under
fire over his bid to buy the Sauramps mini-chain of bookshops.