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.
Fire and Fury (Little, Brown) has blazed into the UK
Official Top 50 number one spot, ousting Tom Kerridge’s Lose Weight for Good
(Absolute) and selling 41,202 copies for £620,851, according to Nielsen
BookScan's Total Consumer Market.
The British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA) is to
take on the operational running of start-up mentoring organisation EdTech
Exchange, in a joint venture with its original founders which aims to
expand the Exchange internationally.
Poet Rebecca Watts has criticised the new wave of high-selling
female poets such as Rupi Kaur, Hollie McNish and Kate Tempest in
a literary magazine, saying "we must stop celebrating amateurism and
ignorance in our poetry".