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.
When an old friend from high school
recently reached out to let me know she’d be in town, I jumped at the
opportunity to grab drinks with her. We reminisced about our wayward
times, favorite teachers, and where our mutual friends all ended up. I
can tell you right now I am so happy I went to high school at a time when
cell phones didn’t connect to the Internet, selfies weren’t a thing, and
gossip wasn’t so easily spread from behind a computer screen. How times