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.
W H Smith plans to cull its backlist and build areas of
growth such as children's and lighter readers with a
"forensic store by store focus on space management to optimise the
returns from core categories".
The "boomerang" nature of time was discussed at
the Vintage for Change evening, along with teen revolution and the
sensibilities of sexbots, as Jeanette Winterson and six other authors
considered the “turbulent times” of present day.