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.
"Gavin and Stacey" creator Ruth Jones and BBC Radio
Two's Simon Mayo were among the debut novelists presenting their work at a
showcase of 2018 talent hosted by Transworld at the Charlotte Hotel in
Guardian Faber is to publish Collusion, a "gripping, alarming
exposé" about the "biggest political scandal of the modern
era" in which journalist Luke Harding reveals the true nature of
Trump’s decades-long relationship with Russia.
German publisher Bastei Lübbe has pulled its investment
of mobile storytelling platform Oolipo, once heralded as "the
offspring of a love-affair between Netflix, YouTube, and a Snapchat
Story", after it failed to gain traction with users and capture the
attention of further investors.
Bloomsbury is to publish the "remarkable" memoir of
Zuzana Ruzickova, who survived three Nazi concentration camps, slave labour
and the anti-Semitic Communist dictatorship of former Czechoslovakia to
become one of the world’s most acclaimed harpsichordists.