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 have a tremendous fear of dying, like
most people I assume. I don’t like to swim in the ocean because I feel
that somewhere in that vast blue depth is a shark waiting to attack me. I
can’t drive a car without thinking about the potential for a fatal
accident. I’m just not super into the idea of death.