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.
Heather Morris’ The
Tattooist of Auschwitz (Zaffre) has returned to the UK Official
Top 50 number one spot for a third non-consecutive week, selling 15,369
copies through Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.
Ebury Press editor Katie Seaman has bought world rights from
Sarah Hornsley at The Bent Agency in Almost
Adults, a “laugh-out-loud debut novel celebrating female
friendship” by freelance journalist Ali Pantony.
Visual artist David Shrigley has designed a limited edition
tote, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Wellcome Book Prize, and
which the artist says shows "a light-hearted representation of the
importance of books", in support of the Books Are My Bag (BAMB)