Great piece from Sarah Forster on the Booksellers NZ blog about Kiwi YA fiction:
“The wonderful thing about writers of YA in New Zealand is that I haven’t met one I didn’t like. They are humble and generous, while writing these incredible books that transport teenagers all over New Zealand into different worlds. Let’s hope that the melding of Random House and Penguin doesn’t interrupt this incredible industry. Or perhaps it will prompt the creation of a new company: does anybody fancy starting a new publishing house dedicated to good-quality kiwi YA?”
On a similar note, I recently wrote a feature article for The Read (the weekly e-newsletter of Booksellers NZ) about selling NZ YA fiction in NZ bookshops.