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.
Campaigns for The
Essex Serpent (Serpent’s Tail), When Breath Becomes Air (Vintage) and
the Enid Blyton for Grown Ups series (Quercus) have been judged
some of the best of 2016 at the Publishers Publicity Circle (PPC)
annual awards dinner last night (13th
February), recognising the publicists behind the campaigns.
Virago is to publish an anthology of 31 original letters
written in the weeks after the election of president Donald Trump from
novelists, poets and political thinkers including Celeste Ng, Hari Kunzru
and Karen Joy Fowler.
Antiquarian books worth more than £2 million have been stolen
in a “unique” heist by a gang who dodged security by abseiling into a
London warehouse, inspiring “disbelief” in the antiquarian book