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.
I was a book snob as a child. I thought
I was terribly sophisticated, so I ignored most children’s books for
novels that I was definitely too young for. Therefore, I didn’t discover
many classic children’s novels until I was older—I read PETER PAN in
college, THE HOBBIT in my midtwenties, and HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE as a