Bucharest, Sofia, Edinburgh, Mt Roskill....An essay by traveler Garth Cartwright on another exile, Kapka Kassabova, on the occasion of her acclaimed new book.
The one about the guy from Waiheke who wrote a short story which someone hated so much they stormed out of a community hall
Waiheke author Alex Stone on his new collection of stories, and the furious response one of them provoked at a writer's group.
The Monday Excerpt: He killed his father and put in a mental health unit. That’s when things got even worse
Auckland writer Aimee Inomata tells the powerful story of her partner - a man found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity, and sentenced to seven years in a New Zealand madhouse. But what happens, she asks, if your psychosis is substance-induced, a temporary insanity, and you have to live out your life as a sane person in the kingdom of the insane?
Josh Hetherington takes a trip to the dark, battered heart of Appalachia in the pages of the international best-seller - and number one at the Unity Books chart - which offers "a unique and valuable insight into Trump’s America".
Auckland writer Elspeth Sandys has published a new novel, and one of the themes is obsessive love. Please, we asked her, tell us the real-life story behind that...
Ashleigh and the others: announcing the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards shortlist!!!! Plus attempt to manufacture a racism stoush
Yet another Spinoff Review of Books exclusive as we break the 6:00am embargo by 60 seconds and present, as of 5:59am, the shortlist of the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards …
The most famous New Zealand writer in the world right now is Ashleigh Young, who won a stupendous amount of loot last week when she was awarded a major international prize. Judges were knocked out by her collection of essays, Can You Tolerate This? Today we present an excerpt from the book, her essay titled On Breathing.