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.
It’s one of the most dreaded questions
asked of people who work in publishing: “What’s your favorite book?” I
always struggle to give an answer, mentally flipping through the hundreds
of books I love. But if someone absolutely demanded that I list my top
five favorite books, Jesmyn Ward’s SING, UNBURIED, SING is one of the
books I’d name.