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 late Helen Dunmore has been awarded the Costa Book of the
Year award posthumously for her "life affirming" tenth and final
the Wave (Bloodaxe Books), which was written while she was
dying from cancer.
Tom Kerridge has rustled up a third week in the UK Official
Top 50 number one spot, as
Lose Weight for Good (Absolute) bounced upwards 31.5% in volume
week on week and leapfrogged Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury (Little, Brown).
Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Reni Eddo-Lodge are some of the
authors in the running for the Jhalak Prize for Book of the Year by a
Writer of Colour, on a longlist of books published mostly by independent