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.
As Off the Shelf writers, and book lovers, we spend a lot of
time immersed in fictional worlds. But every once in a while we’ll finish
reading a book and then long for a more familiar place—our hometowns. Whether
we were born and raised there, or took such a liking that we chose to call it
our second home later on in life, these 11 books are set in the many places
that we call home. READ