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 love William Shakespeare. As a
certified literature nerd, I’ve got my personal favorite Shakespeare
quotes and sonnets, and I even nurse a crush on a couple of his
characters (Horatio from Hamlet and the Fool from King Lear, if you’re
curious). Naturally, I want to celebrate the Bard’s birthday. If his
actual plays are a bit too dense for you, check out these seven novels
inspired either by some of his greatest works or by the man himself.