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.
A book club can be a challenging thing.
Oftentimes people leave the group; some don’t do the reading;
conversation sways from the material at hand to weekend plans and other
happenings. I’m humblebragging now, but my book club is dedicated. We are
into our second year together, and though fledgling, we’ve read broadly
and thoroughly; we’ve challenged our own opinions and found new ways to
approach a book. We don’t always agree, that much is certain.