Charlotte Graham

Charlotte Graham is a freelance journalist and broadcaster who lives in Wellington. She used to be a staff writer at MuggleNet.com, where she made Tinder profiles for all the Harry Potter characters. Charlotte was born in Dunedin in 1986.

Media
Sep 6, 2017

'Why do I have to put up with this shit?' Women journalists in NZ share their stories of online abuse

As newsrooms push for their reporters and audiences to engage with each other on digital platforms, some women journalists say gendered harassment and abuse from media consumers has become an exhausting, and accepted, part of the job. Charlotte Graham investigates.

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Books
Jul 19, 2017

Review: a rare memoir about being fat that doesn't end in weight loss

Charlotte Graham reviews the 'horrifying' new memoir by Roxane Gay.

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Books
May 11, 2017

Auckland Writers Festival: Charlotte Graham interviews feminist author Susan Faludi

The best coverage of the Auckland Writers Festival continues right here, as the Spinoff Review of Books devotes the entire week to long, intelligent encounters with guest writers. Today: Charlotte Graham talks with Susan Faludi, author of the classic 1991 book Backlash.

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Television
Apr 30, 2017

What Broadchurch got right (and then very wrong) about rape

Charlotte Graham applauds how Broadchurch handled sexual violence with a nuance seldom seen on television. That is, of course, until it shat the bed.

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Books
Nov 22, 2016

It’s not satire, although it is funny, and by the way the world is fucked: Charlotte Graham on the winner of the Man Booker prize

Charlotte Graham finds that good, standard conventional reviewing of The Sellout, which won the Man Booker prize for fiction, just doesn't cut it; the times call for something else, something frayed and raw.

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Books
Sep 20, 2016

A Little Life meets A Penguin Recent History of White People in New Zealand

There are some lovely lucid moments in Fiona Kidman’s latest novel, says Charlotte Graham, and it’s a reminder that “you’re reading a boss”.++++++

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Books
Aug 1, 2016

Harry Potter and the cursed script: An expert assesses the new adventure

Harry Potter fan Charlotte Graham reviews Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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