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.
Designing the cover for Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita, a book about child abuse, has always been a difficult proposition, and too many past efforts have cast the eponymous character as a pre-teen sex bomb. Which is why John Bertram, an architect and blogger, sponsored a competition calling for better ideas. These are some covers from the resulting book, Lolita: Story of a Cover Girl.
More can be seen at http://bitly.com/lolitajacket