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.
Former Irish President Mary Robinson has pulled out of the
Emirates Festival of Literature in Dubai in the wake of growing calls
for the United Arab Emirates to free human rights activist Ahmed Mansoor.
A new digital platform and newsletter called The FLIP (Female
Leadership in Publishing), launched by three Transworld colleagues to
showcase "brilliant, inspiring, courageous and creative" women
who work in the publishing industry, has been "inundated" with
support, collecting hundreds of followers within its first hours of