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.
Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell is in the running to win a
record-breaking fourth CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal after being shortlisted
for this year’s prize, while Mal Peet’s final novel has been shortlisted
for the CILIP Carnegie Medal.
US president Donald Trump has confirmed a previously
leaked proposal to eliminate both the National Endowment for
the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities as part
of his first federal budget plan for 2018.
Century has struck two six-figure deals with Little, Brown in
the US for the North American rights to its two books from astronaut Tim
Peake: Hello, is
this planet Earth? and his forthcoming new book, Ask an Astronaut.
Profile Books' cycling imprint Pursuit is to publish The Medal Factory, the
first history of the controversial British Cycling organisation, which is
the main national governing body for cycle sport in Great Britain.
Fiona Cummins, Jane Harper, Joseph Knox and Kristen Lepionka
have been revealed as the four debut authors picked by crime writer Val
McDermid for her influential “New Blood” panel at the Theakston Old
Peculier Crime Writing Festival.