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.
As members of the human race we all seek
to connect in a deep, authentic way. Reading a memoir can feel as intense
as sinking into a good novel. You might be introduced to another culture,
experience the challenge of living with chronic illness or addiction,
learn about your idol's childhood, witness grief and healing in new ways,
be humbled by another's strength, laugh your butt off at someone's
antics, and discover new facets of yourself. So dust off your lounge
chair, grab something cold...