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.
I’m a little obsessed with the National
Book Award for Fiction. I honestly treat it like the Academy Awards or
the Grammys. Every year I enter a pool with my colleagues, betting on
which novel I think will win. I’ve never guessed correctly, but that’s
beside the point. The point, of course, is that the National Book Award
for Fiction is highly prestigious and a great indicator of excellent
literature. Here are 11 of the many fiction winners you should definitely