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.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Eleanor Catton shortlisted for the 2013 Encore Award
28 May 2014
The £10,000 Encore Award for the best second novel was first awarded in 1990 and is sponsored by Lucy Astor. The award fills a niche in the catalogue of literary prizes by celebrating the achievement of outstanding second novels, often neglected in comparison to the attention given to promising first books. Eleanor Catton's Man Booker winning The Luminaries is set on the goldfields of Victorian New Zealand, where a complex network of characters are drawn together by a dark mystery.