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.
The Society of Authors has urged the liquidator in control of
Freight Books to revert the rights of its authors, arguing that the
publisher is in breach of contract. But Ian Wright, m.d. of WRI Associates,
has said the company is not yet in liquidation and contracts have not yet
More than 50 prominent authors, including Man Booker
Prize winner George Saunders, have signed a letter
to President Xi Jinping calling for the release of Liu Xia,
widow of Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize
laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Walker Books has revealed a “stellar” line-up of
acquisitions including the latest collaboration from David Almond and
Dave McKean, a new standalone version of a previously published
story from Michael Morpurgo, and Eoin Colfer's first book for the