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.
At the risk of sounding like a snob, I’m
not just an ordinary fan of Seinfeld. The show “about nothing” has been
an integral part of my life since my early childhood. I can hold entire
conversations with certain family members entirely in Seinfeld quotes. I
collect behind-the-scenes trivia like some collect stamps. I judge people
based on their appreciation of the show. I even went into publishing like
my ’90s icon Elaine Benes.