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.
Sometimes, we’ll admit, nonfiction can
be intimidating. There are dates and details, people and places to
remember, and the endings aren’t necessarily happy. But those details
don’t mean that real life doesn’t make a good story. In case you need
some recommendations for your nonfiction reading resolutions, here is a
list of some of our favorite true tales, with characters, settings, and
fast-paced action that makes us forget they aren’t novels.