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 my previous job, I was fortunate
enough to travel to international book fairs and visit bookstores. When I
travel now for fun, the impulse sticks: find the best local bookstores,
and buy at least one book. The list below is based partly on countries
I’ve found myself in over the last few years and partly on my destination
wish list. Join me in 2019 as I try to discover more foreign authors and
beloved books, and hopefully get the opportunity to pack a few bags for
some on-site explorations.