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.
Part of being human is constantly trying
to make sense of the world around us, no matter how strange it may be. We
do this every day, rationalizing the actions of fellow commuters on the
way to work or keeping a planner simply to know when we did what. But
there’s something quite beautiful about the nonsensical that forces you
to suspend rationality and simply take it all in. Nothing proves this
more than Helen Oyeyemi’s devilishly whimsical and altogether riveting
novel MR. FOX.