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.
One of the greatest delights in serving
as the president of the New England Independent Booksellers Association
(NEIBA) is the privilege of selecting the recipient of the President’s
Award, which is given to a New England author for lifetime achievement in
arts and letters. We are fortunate in this part of the country to have an
abundance of outstanding authors from whom to choose, but there are few
whose roots and writings are so thoroughly of New England as John Irving.