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.
American culture has always been
fascinated by the Western landscape. Countless tales, portrayed in nearly
every medium, have compelled audiences with depictions of the frontier in
all its wonderful grit and glory. Yet few have captured the American West
in literature better than the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Larry
McMurtry, creator of the famed Lonesome Dove tetralogy.