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.
Pauline Riccius has joined HarperCollins Nordic in
the newly created position of sales director starting October 2. She is currently sales and
marketing director and deputy ceo for Verbum.
has been hired as the University of Chicago Press's first director of
intellectual property. Most recently she was digital publishing & rights
manager and intellectual property manager at Georgetown University Press.
Former publishing director at HarperCollins in Australia and New Zealand, and
recently book scout for Lingo Pictures, Shona
Martyn has returned
to Fairfax Media as editor of the Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum magazine.
Sixteen of the 17 members
of the President's Committee
on the Arts and the Humanities -- including novelist Jhumpa Lahiri -- resigned
Friday in a letter to Trump: "The false equivalencies you push cannot
stand.... Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your
words and actions." George C. Wolfe is the only committee member who did
not sign the letter.
authors Michael Chabon
and Ayelet Waldmanposted
a letter "to our fellow Jews" on Medium:
he went after immigrants, the poor, Muslims, trans people and people of color,
and you did nothing. You contributed to his campaign, you voted for him. You
accepted positions on his staff and his councils. You entered into
negotiations, cut deals, made contracts with him and his government. Now he's
coming after you. The question is: what are you going to do about it? If you
don't feel, or can't show, any concern, pain or understanding for the
persecution and demonization of others, at least show a little self-interest.
At least show a little sechel.
At the very least, show a little self-respect. To Steven Mnuchin, Gary Cohn,
and our other fellow Jews currently serving under this odious regime: We call
upon you to resign."