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.
The Swedish Academy which awards the Nobel Prize in
Literature has confirmed that it plans to postpone this year's award
following the sexual assault scandal which has rocked the
organisation and led to more than half the 18-strong Academy resigning
At the annual general meeting of Hachette’s parent company
Lagardère, shareholders refused to appoint the candidates proposed
by activist hedge fund Amber Capital and instead re-appointed
Xavier de Sarrau as chairman of its supervisory board.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
has rampaged into the Weekly E-Book Ranking top spot for a 11th
consecutive week, bringing its tally of number ones to 12 and edging
closer to The Girl
on the Train’s all-time record of 19.