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.
Nearly everyone my age has been on an
online dating app, if not searching for love themselves, then at least
looking over a friend’s shoulder or advising their photo selection and
personal bio. Dating apps can be a fantastic way to meet people with whom
you might otherwise never cross paths. Perfect, right? Except when the
excitement of new dates turns into exhaustive swiping and overanalysis of
texts and screen banter. Inevitably my girlfriends begin to grumble about
how much easier everything was before online expectations, app upgrades,
and photo filters. No one had to deal with this 25 years ago! they moan.
It was all so much easier back then!