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.
Rebecca Swift, founder and director of The Literary
Consultancy, has died. Swift passed away peacefully on Tuesday 18th April, after a
short illness. Swift worked for seven years at Virago Press before co-founding
The Literary Consultancy (TLC) together with Hannah Griffiths in 1996. The
UK's first editorial consultancy for writers, its aim was to bridge the gap
between writers, agents and publishers; Jenny Downham, Tina Seskis, Penny
Pepper, Neamat Imam and Kerry Young are among the authors TLC has supported