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.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
GRUMPY OLD MEN
NEW FOR FATHER’S DAY
GRUMPY OLD MEN
by Paul Little
What do…Chris Amon, Tony Astle,
Sir Ray Avery, John Barnett, Gavin Bishop, Graham Brazier, Rick Bryant, Graeme
Cairns, Russell Callander, Roy Colbert, Barry Colman, Graeme Dingle, Dave
Dobbyn, Brian Edwards, David Eggleton, Bill Francis, Dick Frizzell, Phil
Gifford, Phil Gittos, Ian Grant, Roger Hall, John Hanlon, John Hawkesby, Tau
Henare, Gerard Hindmarsh, Sir Paul Holmes, Michael Horton, Mike Hutcheson,
Kevin Ireland, Pare Keiha, Sir Peter Leitch, David McPhail, Garth McVicar,
Buddy Mikaere, Kevin Milne, Michael Neill, Sam Neill, Ron Palenski, Martin
Phillipps, Keith Quinn, Shane, Roger Shepherd, Pat Snedden, Keith Stewart,
Grahame Sydney, Brian Turner and Peter Williams QC…have in common?
They’re all irate about
something, sounding off in Grumpy Old Men
on alcohol, speed limits, education, jet-skis, nutritionists, pinot noir,small
change, tee shirt labels and a whole lot of other things they’d like to shake a
stick at. John Hawkesby has found eleven things that irk him, wile Kevin Ireland seems pretty happy as he only needed half a page to state his view.
Some contributions are serious
and some light-hearted, some are trivial and some profound, but all are
entertaining and most are thought-provoking. All round a damned good read, the perfect Father’s Day gift for
grumpy old men or grumpy old men in training.
About the author:
Paul Little is a Herald on Sunday columnist and ghostwriter of the
bestsellers Willie Apiata VC: Reluctant
Hero, Ray Avery: Rebel with a Cause
and Paul Henry: What Was I Thinking.
mid-August. RRP $34.95 ISBN 978-0-473-24246-6