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.
I bought BAD FEMINIST in a bookstore in Woodstock on November 6,
2016. The lady behind the counter smiled and slipped a “Pussy Grabs BACK!”
sticker in the bag with my receipt. I smiled back, as if to say “We got
this!” and skipped out of the store clutching the bright pink book across my
chest. When I opened BAD FEMINIST on November 9, the day after the election,
I dove into Roxane Gay’s writing, wrapping it around me piece by piece like