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.
Monday, May 28, 2012
The joy of a good story
The photo showsTerenui Natua, 8, reads to his little brother Arani, 1, at the Tupu Youth Library, Flat Bush. Photo / Brett Phibbs
I was enchanted by this photograph in the New Zealand Herald this morning. It accompanied a story about Auckland public libraries wanting to boost services to children and young people, particularly in poor areas in the city's south and west.