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.
Here at Off the Shelf, we don’t just love books—we love books
about books. There’s something both exciting and comforting about meeting a
character who is just as wrapped up in words as we are. Whether it’s an
editor looking for the author whose work will change the world or an author
who regrets the things he’s put between his pages, set in the present or
steeped in the past, novels about creative types always leave us wanting
more. Here are a few of my favorites. READ