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.
Leading Scottish writers including Ian Rankin, Val McDermid
and Denise Mina have called on the Scottish government to halt potentially
"devastating" cuts to arts and literature for "the good of
everyone in Scotland".
A bisexual woman with an anxiety disorder, a care leaver and a
woman suffering from a genetic condition are among the 11 unpublished
writers to be part of Penguin Random House’s next WriteNow programme.
Penguin Random House Children's held a breakfast at the Ritz
to celebrate 10 years of publishing Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid novels, and to
thank the retailers and journalists who have supported the series.