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.
With the reemerging popularity of classics such as 1984 and
BRAVE NEW WORLD, it’s safe to say that 2017 is the year of the dystopian
novel. However, while great works from the 20th century deserve all the
attention they’ve gotten, it should be noted that in the past few years
there’s been an influx of great new dystopian fiction that imaginatively
depicts contemporary society’s biggest fears. READ MORE