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 English language only has one word
for “love,” but a whole lot more for how it makes us feel, think, and
react. No experience with it is the same, yet we all experience a need to
understand it better. And, as ever, one of the best places to find
answers about a complicated emotion is in books. Here’s a list of novels,
memoirs, and musings about the state of modern romance that help us
explore the ways in which modern romance has evolved—for better or worse.