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.
Like many readers, I first encountered
Jennifer Egan by reading A VISIT FROM THE GOOD SQUAD. I quickly filed
this author under: innovative, brilliant, one to follow. I mean, she made
Pulitzer Prize-winning literature out of a PowerPoint presentation in one
of the GOON SQUAD’s interrelated stories. She writes about music and
technology in a way that is in-the-know, but not too in-the-know. You