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.
The estate of J R R Tolkien and HarperCollins have reportedly
settled an $80m (£62m) lawsuit against Warner Bros over the licensing of
online games, apps, slot machines and other types of gambling merchandise
based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Amazon has revealed a "diverse" six-strong
shortlist for its first UK Kindle Storyteller Award, with
finalists' books spanning genres from non-fiction and crime
thriller to historical fiction and lesbian romance.
Judy Murray, Scottish tennis coach and mother to tennis stars
Jamie and Andy Murray, will be joining the Saltire Society’s virtual book
festival Scot Lit Fest in the weekend after this year's Wimbledon