Alie Benge is a Wellington-based nonfiction writer. Her essays have been published in Takahē, Turbine | Kapohau, Mimicry, and others. She was joint winner of the 2017 Landfall Essay Competition.
Never mind the film: Alie Benge, aka Jo/Meg, on the book that meant the world to her.
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.