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.
Indie booksellers are divided on who they think will take home
the Man Booker Prize, with a few backing fellow bookseller Fiona Mozley for
her debut Elmet
(JM Originals), while others have hinted they are expecting Ali Smith or
George Saunders to claim the prize.
Simon & Schuster UK celebrated its 30th anniversary at
London's National Gallery, with president and c.e.o. Carolyn Reidy praising
the press for transforming from a "tiny" distribution arm into a
"world-class" publisher in that time.
Bookouture associate publisher Kathryn Taussig has made her
first acquisitions for the publisher: two psychological thrillers from Lucy
Dawson, a saga series from debut author Lizzie Page, and two romantic
comedies from self-published author Debbie Viggiano.