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.
There is some kind of alchemy involved
in finding the right book at the right time. I truly believe there is a
specific and perfect time in anyone’s life to read a story—you just have
to cross your fingers and hope that you’ll cross paths with it, or have the
book pressed into your hands by a loved one, precisely when you need it