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.
Trade insiders say the proposed merger of the UK's
second and third largest supermarkets, Sainsbury's and
Walmart-owned ASDA, could limit the range of books on offer and put a
squeeze on publishers for higher discounts.
School librarians are unable to buy the range of books
they want due to budget cuts, meaning children are not getting
access to non-fiction and diverse titles, library professionals
have told The
and The Sunday Times
Cheltenham Literature Festival has recruited a new advisory group made
up of editors, agents and journalists to "help ensure the festival
remains at the forefront of the UK’s literary festival scene".
Returned Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kei, one of five
booksellers taken into custody in 2015 for selling books critical
of China's political elite, is opening a new bookshop in Taiwan to
combat "forcible control by mainland China".