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.
Academic booksellers and publishers need to work harder to
raise their profile or risk “slipping away” into insignificance as the
government prepares to bring the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) into
universities, a report has warned.
Canada’s McGill University is re-launching the US $75,000
Cundill History Prize to highlight history writing as a way to
illuminate the truth at a time when informed, factual debate
is “increasingly losing out to populism and retrenchment is on the