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.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The Roundup with PW
House Rides the Pulitzer Wave
Seattle-based poetry publisher Wave Books is seeing a surge of interest after
one of its titles, 'Olio' by Tyehimba Jess, won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry
this year. more »
Dies at 89: The memoirist and novelist often wrote of her roots
as a New York rabbi's daughter and turbulent marriage to critic Alfred Kazin.
Publishers Merge: Breakwater Books has purchased fellow
Newfoundland and Labrador company Creative Book Publishing, nearly doubling its
number of titles.
Gwendolyn Brooks: In 1950, the poet became the first
African-American to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Her reputation has only grown
A Golden Age for
Dystopian Fiction: What to make of our new literature of radical
pessimism, in which liberal and conservative dystopias battle in proxy wars of
Angelou Taught Me: "It wasn’t until Maya Angelou died that
the full story of her life opened up to me, and helped me open up my own,"
Kyla Marshell writes.