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.
Pearson has reported making "good financial and strategic
progress in 2018", despite a small revenue fall during the year,
saying in its January trading update that it expects to have halved net
debt in 2018 and will deliver underlying profit growth of 8% at £540-£545m.
The Southbank Centre is expecting 87,000 visitors to this
year's event, which will welcome authors and illustrators such as Cressida
Cowell, Malorie Blackman, Chris Riddell, Jacqueline Wilson and David