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.
The Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction winner Naomi
Alderman has spoken out against the "old
fashioned" publishing industry, which she says needs to address
subtle yet endemic sexism seeping into the marketing of its books
- or risk being left behind.
Transworld editorial director Giles Elliott is leaving
Transworld after 10 years. His role was made redundant
following a decision by Transworld to publish fewer sports books in
the face of what it calls "a rapidly declining market".