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.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Love letters to libraries: Jacqueline Wilson
The former Children’s Laureate writes a love letter to Kingston Library, where she discovered Laura Ingalls Wilder and Virginia Woolf
Children’s writer Jacqueline Wilson, author of classics including Tracy Beaker and Hetty Feather, joins AL Kennedy, Alexander McCall Smith and Chris Riddell today in our Book Week Scotland series in which writers celebrate their favourite library by writing a love letter to it. Wilson chose to celebrate libraries and librarians by writing this letter to Kingston Library, where she has spent countless hours since she was younger than most of the characters in her books. More