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.
Canongate experienced another “solid” year in 2016 which saw
its turnover rise marginally to £8.5m, including an “encouraging” 6%
increase in backlist sales which "bodes well" for the long-term
health of the business, its chief executive Jamie Byng said.
A new adaptation of
Lord of the Flies has drawn widespread criticism on social
media for reimagining William Golding’s 1954 novel with a major
twist - looking at what would happen if all those shipwrecked on
the island were girls.
Authors Sunny Singh and Catherine Johnson are returning to the
judging panel for the second Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year By a Writer
of Colour, joined by fellow writers Noo Saro-Wiwa, Tanya Byrne and Vera
Constable has acquired two standalone titles from
award-winning crime writer Craig Russell, the first of which, Where the Devil Hides, is
set in a castle-top asylum for the criminally insane in 1930s