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, April 28, 2015
Nine to Noon Scheduled interviews and reviews this week
The coroners inquest into the deaths of two Dunedin children at their hands of their father has raised serious questions about the way police enforce protection orders in domestic violence cases. We look at one region, Wairarapa, where all breaches of protection orders are investigated and prosecuted if there is enough evidence.
US Correspondent Steve Almond
Australian poet and animal activist David Brooks
Book Review: The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot by Blaine Harden
Reading: Burt Bell's Crusade
Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
Baker, Alice Arndell from Martinborough with recipes from her new book Bake Me Home.
Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Wednesday 29 April
Calls for a law change to protect insurance customers who accidentally leave out information when applying for a policy.
Australia correspondent, Karen Middleton
Australian author and journalist, Ramona Koval on Her her latest book Bloodhound, Searching for my Father. Romona Koval's parents were Holocaust survivors who fled Poland and settled in Melbourne. But she had always suspected that the man who raised her was not her biological father, and set about finding the truth.
Book Review: The Hiding Places by Catherine Robertson
Reading: Touchstones by James McNeish. Part 8, follows on from the first half of the story which aired at the end of last year.
Marty Duda's musical artist of the week
Science commentator, Siouxsie Wiles
Thursday 30 April
News and current affairs
Egyptian-American journalist and commentator, Mona Eltahawy on her new book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution.
Book Review: Very Good Lives by J K Rowling Published by Little Brown
Reading: Touchstones by James McNeish. Part 9
New Technology with Erika Pearson
Parenting, how to keep non-sporty kids active
TV reviewer Regan Cunliffe of Throng
Friday 1 May
The man who spearheaded Sydney City Council's change to electric vehicles, Chris Binns.
Jamil Anderlini, Asia correspondent .
US Lawyer, Randol Schoenberg who successfully fought the Austrian government for the return of five Klimit paintings stolen by the Nazis, a story told in the film The Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren.