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.
Everyone knows not to judge a book by
its cover, but I’m sometimes guilty of judging one by its title—which is
exactly what I did when I spotted Marisha Pessl’s SPECIAL TOPICS IN
CALAMITY PHYSICS in a used bookstore in Thailand.