Alie Benge

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.

Jan 6, 2020

Little Women was more than a story. It was the house I grew up in

Never mind the film: Alie Benge, aka Jo/Meg, on the book that meant the world to her.

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Dec 5, 2019

Shush: Libraries are saving New Zealand book culture, not dismantling it

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.

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