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.
When you tell someone that you work in book publishing, their
response is often: “Wow, it must be so great to be able to read books all
day.” But the reality is quite the opposite—much to our chagrin, most of us
don’t actually get to read books at our desks. As a result, we spend a lot of
time wishing that we could still be reading the book that was so engrossing
it almost made us miss our subway stop on the way to work. Here are the books
we wish we were reading right now. READ