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.
Publishing Scotland, Edinburgh International Book Festival and
Wigtown Book Festival have received a boost in funding from Creative
Scotland, while grants to organisations including Gaelic Books Council and
Scottish Book Trust have remained steady.
International publishers have condemned Gui
Minhai's second alleged kidnapping and detainment, branding
it a "sorry story of intimidation of Hong Kong
publishers" and calling for his immediate release.