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.
Twelve "stand-out" book adaptations from the past
two years have been named on the shortlists for the Creativity Across
Media: Entertainment & Originality Awards (CAMEO), including titles by
Jacqueline Wilson, Judith Kerr and Jojo Moyes.
Robert Peston, political editor of ITV News, is
publishing WTF, subtitled What the F---Happened and What
Happens Next?, with Hodder - a book exploring
the politics of the last year and what it means for the
Waterstones m.d. James Daunt yesterday (2nd March) emphasised
the necessity of giving power to individual store managers in bookshop
chains, calling the "crushing" consistency exemplified by chain
stores like W H Smith "god awful".