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.
I’m always drawn to a book with an
animal in the title. . . . Is the book about the animal or the people who
work with it? Or, just as interesting, what is the animal meant to
symbolize?: What does a wolf have to do with a coming-of-age story, or an
octopus with a tale about a man and his dog? For all the animal lovers
out there, here is a menagerie of animal-titled books.