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.
Macmillan is celebrating 175 years of publishing in 2018 with
an initiative for independent booksellers, roundtable events and the
reissue of "one of the most successful anthologies in literary
Waterstones has said it remains a committed partner of Oxfam
"at this point" following accusations of sexual misconduct
concerning some members of the charity's Haiti staff in the aftermath of
the country's earthquake in 2011.
The International Publishers Association president Michiel
Kolman has called on publishers to "shout more" about how they
are innovating, rather than leave it to the global technology companies to
claim that space.
Female and American writers, including Curtis Sittenfeld and
Miranda July, dominate the £30,000 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award
longlist with themes including ‘Trumpism’, the refugee crisis and