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.
I’m losing my mind over the amazing crop of new novels slated
for publication in 2017. The excitement over highly anticipated new novels
from Paula Hawkins, Celeste Ng, and Nickolas Butler may actually induce heart
palpitations. But I shouldn’t get ahead of myself. While some of these books
are already out, we still have months to wait before most hit bookstores. To
quell your impatience, make sure you’ve read the dazzling debut novels and
story collections that first introduced these writers to the world. READ