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.
At the end of 2017, Waterstones boss James Daunt bemoaned that
too few of that year's books were blow-the-doors off bestsellers
that “packed a wallop”. That all changed in 2018, with many titles
showing impressive punching power.