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.
The news that Scottish indie Freight Books has been put under
the control of a liquidator has been met with distress and dismay from the
trade, who lament the strain caused to authors and the "huge
loss" of the press from the Scottish publishing landscape.
A “shake-up” of the Little Rebels Award for Radical Children’s
Fiction will see author Patrice Lawrence, BookTrust’s Emily Drabble and The Good Immigrant contributor
Darren Chetty joining the judging panel.