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.
Historian Simon Schama, former Chatto editor Jenny Uglow and
journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge are among those longlisted for 2017's Baillie
Gifford Prize, a £30,000 prize rewarding authors of any nationality for
penning the best of non-fiction.
China’s printed book sales in the first half of 2017 have
showed revenue growth year on year of “above 10%”, according to book-sales data
company OpenBook, which released the figure at the Beijing International