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.
Manchester-based independent presses have spoken of their
sombre mood following the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena last night,
as the literary community expressed solidarity with the victims and their
families on social media.
David France's insider account of the AIDS epidemic, How to Survive A Plague: The Story
of How Activists and Scientists Tamed AIDS (Picador), has
been named the "unanimous" winner of the Green Carnation Prize.