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.
Philippe Sands' East West Street (W&N), a
personal account of the history of genocide and crimes against
humanity, has won the £30,000 Baillie Gifford Prize for
Non-Fiction 2016 - a prize the author is donating to charity.
Crystal Mahey-Morgan, the founder of OWN IT!, has called
on the industry to stop focusing on entry-level schemes to improve
diversity, but instead to look at the board rooms “where the real decisions
are actually made”.
Hachette UK c.e.o. Tim Hely Hutchinson has called for the
defence of publishing's "liberal" principles in a
speech at the Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference yesterday
(15th November), as the world lurches politically towards the right.
HarperCollins’ traineeship scheme for BAME (black, Asian and
minority ethnic) graduates has welcomed two successful
candidates, Assallah Tahir and Bengono Bessala, and is confirmed to
run again in 2017 after producing a strong pipeline for new