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 friend of mine recently told me about his relationship with a
girl more than 300 miles away. They met by exchanging glances at a party
while she was in town for a wedding. He impulsively gave her his address, but
they parted ways with him wondering if he’d just turned himself into a
punchline by asking her to write to him. He was happily surprised on opening
his mailbox two weeks later. READ