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.
Space and astronauts have long
captivated the imaginations of many—including myself. The men and women
who risk their lives in the name of science have been a perennial source
of interest, and to read biographies and autobiographies recounting their
ascent to the heavens (or assist from the ground—looking at you, Gene Kranz)
puts into focus their dedication and sacrifice. After you’ve watched
Ryan Gosling shoot for the moon in First Man, open any one of these books
and continue that sense of exploration.