A Marxist art critic walks into a bar: Anthony Byrt on John Berger

Late last year we asked Anthony Byrt to review a collection of essays by the great John Berger. The author died in January; the review is now a kind of tribute to a writer who was a massive influence on Geoff Dyer, Olivia Laing, and others.

The Monday extract: Stephanie Johnson on the problem with Australia

An extract from Playing for Both Sides, a kind of memoir by Auckland novelist Stephanie Johnson on her love-hate relationship with Australia.

The Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending February 18

The weekly best-seller chart at the Unity Books stores in Auckland and Wellington.