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.
Editors are tipping "lush" historical fiction and
literary dystopias with a feminist flavour to take the charts by storm this
year, with the success of titles such as Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
(Vintage) and Naomi Alderman's The
Power (Viking) demonstrating an increasing appetite for books
with strong central female characters.