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.
HarperCollins has signed a three-book deal with ITV Studios
for Coronation Street prequels. Senior commissioning editor Kate Bradley has bought three
titles from ITV Studios Global Entertainment's head of publishing
Shirley Patton. The novels will be set on the famous fictional street
before the TV programme began in 1960 and will “tell the story of the early
lives of the iconic matriarchs of the street”. The first book, Christmas on Coronation Street,
will be published in November retailing at £12.99 with two more planned in