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.
From 10 to 11 February in Bologna the selection for the BolognaRagzzi Award will take place; in addition to the traditional categories, two extra sections: the special 2017 "Children's Art Books" and "Books & Seeds", which this year becomes a permanent category. Find out more.
The Extraordinary Library
Great success for the exhibition "The Extraordinary Library" curated by Bologna Children's Book Fair at the Fortezza da Basso in Florence on 19-21 January, part of Pitti Immagine Bimbo 84 fashion show. Relive the event by visiting our photo gallery.
Bologna Digital Media Hall
The program of the Bologna Digital Media Hall events is almost ready and promises to be full of new themes, useful discussions and opportunities. 2017 will be the year of augmented reality, creative technology and new printing and content services for digital including on Monday 3 - Luca Prasso - creative technologist for Google's Daydream Labs. See more preview highlights here.
Ibby/Reforma Children in Crisis
Ibby - International Board on Books for Young People, on the occasion of the meeting of its American section (USBBY), has launched an online auction to support the "IBBY/REFORMA Children Project in Crisis". Find out how to participate.