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, June 30, 2014
Val McDermid: I would be a failed novelist if I started out today
Novelist who sold 10 million copies says she "wouldn't have a career" if she started writing now because the industry demands authors get instant results and accolades
Novelist Val McDermid has sold 10 million copies and her series about the psychological profiler Dr Tony Hill was turned into the BBC drama Wire In The BloodPhoto: Clara Molden