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.
Back in March, I went to DC to visit my college roommate and I
was a terribly rude houseguest. I blame Laura McBride. It’s not my fault that
I started her new novel, ’ROUND MIDNIGHT, on the bus ride and was so
spellbound by the beautiful and compelling story that I couldn’t put it down
all weekend. I’m ashamed to admit that I was even sneaking reading breaks
during the Final Four NCAA game between North Carolina (my alma mater) and