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.
My introduction to Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR was when my
sixth-grade teacher made our class read the play aloud for “dramatic effect.”
I read the part of Calpurnia. There is something searing about watching a
painfully awkward sixth-grade boy theatrically cry out, “Et tu, Brute?”
Needless to say, I never forget the Ides of March. This year I’m celebrating
with 15 other works of fiction with dramatic and memorable betrayals. READ