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.
Two Irish novels, from Eimear McBride
and Mike McCormack, and six novels in translation, including
from Han Kang and Deborah Smith, have been shortlisted for
the €100,000 2018 International Dublin Literary Award.
Scottish journalist Stuart Cosgrove has won the 2018
Penderyn Music Book Prize for the second book in his "epic
trilogy" about soul music and social change in three American
cities during three crucial years.
It’s not often a single title tops both the print and
e-book charts in the same week, let alone pulls off that feat multiple
times, but Eleanor
Oliphant is Completely Fine has now scored the double four