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.
Sometimes there’s nothing better in the
summer than the sticky heat of city concrete, where, as temperatures
rise, so does the drama. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it always
makes for a great story. So, if you’re stuck with skyscrapers this summer
while everyone else is getting some sun and sand—bright side: fewer
people to deal with on public transit!—here are some unforgettable
characters to keep you company.