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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
RICHARDS LITERARY AGENCY 2013
Now that Ray is devoting more time to writing his Memoirs, Judy
Bartlam and Elaine Blake, in consultation with Ray, will assume increasing
responsibility for the Agency’s day-to-day affairs.
Judy and Elaine have worked with Ray for twelve or so years. Together they will handle new work, placement
and contracts and will continue their careful watch over royalty payments and
look forward to their continued contact with you.
Film rights and contracts will be in the capable hands of Mick
Sinclair, media lawyer, in consultation with Ray.
Frances Plumpton now has her own agency dealing with children’s
books. Submissions can be sent to her at
PO Box 15601, New Lynn, Auckland, 0640.
Tel: (09) 827 6785.
After 35 years as New Zealand’s first and
largest literary agency, Ray still loves the life of an agent but he will be 92
in February 2013.
and Elaine Blake
Footnote: Not sure of the date of this photo of Ray but I reckon it is a great shot showing him surrounded by books which seems so totally appropriate. Can't wait to read your memoir Ray my old friend.