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’ve never claimed to be a patient
person. I know it’s a virtue, but it’s a virtue I just don’t possess. So
you understand my difficulty with waiting 100 years for my favorite
authors to write their next books. (In addition to lacking patience, I’m
also prone to hyperbole.) I realize it’s no small feat to bash out a
masterpiece, but come on, writers. Put pen to paper and give the people
what they want already.