Never mind the film: Alie Benge, aka Jo/Meg, on the book that meant the world to her.
In the latest instalment of her column about her adventures in online dating, Alie Benge makes a real connection – and wonders why she can't shake the need for romantic love.
People have called it for it be pulled from the service, but the escapist fantasy of 365 Days is nothing new, writes Alie Benge.
Eamonn Marra's debut novel makes a study of the mundane: sanding a fence, heating baked beans, three pizzas for $29.99 delivered. Alie Benge reckons it belongs somewhere between Sally Rooney and Elena Ferrante.
Yesterday, we published an essay by novelist Lloyd Jones lamenting the change in New Zealand's book culture. Today, Alie Benge responds with a passionate defence of the modern NZ library.