Book Publishers Association of New Zealand Reviewer of the Year Award & Best Review Page or Programme Award 2009 Judges’ Report
Judges 2009 – Stephen Stratford and Morrin Rout
Writers, publishers and booksellers are wholly dependent on readers and in a time of competing entertainment options, readers rely more and more on the information given by reviews to inform them about what’s been published and which book to spend their time and money on. The editors of review
pages are constantly under pressure for space so it is greatly to their credit that they fight to maintain the variety of books and quality of writing that were exhibited in the submissions.