Charlotte Grimshaw

Charlotte Grimshaw is the author of 10 novels. Her latest book Mazarine was published in March 2018. She has won awards for best book of the year, best reviewer of the year, and best columnist of the year. Charlotte was born in Auckland in 1975.

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Oct 23, 2018

A portrait of Wellington's literati, minus the art

Charlotte Grimshaw endures a novel full of 'knowing and coy references to real people' in New Zealand literature.

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Sep 11, 2018

The new 9/11: Charlotte Grimshaw in Trump's Crazytown

Our travelling US correspondent Charlotte Grimshaw reports on the latest weird and turbulent week in Donald Trump's presidency.

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Apr 4, 2018

In search of fake news: the diary of Charlotte Grimshaw

Charlotte Grimshaw writes about the forces behind her new novel: "Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un. The posturing. The bizarre hairstyles, the violence and cruelty. The narcissism..."

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Feb 1, 2018

Book of the Week: The sweet, lovable, venomous and malevolent Sylvia Plath

Charlotte Grimshaw reviews a new collection of letters by Sylvia Plath - most written to her mother who she both loved and loathed.

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Aug 31, 2017

Book of the week: Charlotte Grimshaw on a brilliant portrait of small, fat Katherine Mansfield

Charlotte Grimshaw reviews A Strange Beautiful Excitement, Redmer Yska's superb telling of Katherine Mansfield's childhood and teenage years in Wellington.

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Feb 7, 2017

Charlotte Grimshaw on the man who investigated Nazi drug use

Charlotte Grimshaw reviews a new study which claims methamphetamine abuse in the Nazi regime.

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Oct 26, 2016

A writer for the selfie age: Charlotte Grimshaw on the new novel by ‘brittle little narcissist’ Rachel Cusk

Charlotte Grimshaw on the selfie novels by acclaimed English writer Rachel Cusk.

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Apr 15, 2016

Book of the Week: Charlotte Grimshaw on volume five of the epic self-portrait by Norwegian genius Karl Ove Knausgaard

The two biggest literary sensations of the past few years have been writers from Europe - Italy's Elena Ferrnate, and the remarkable Norwegian solipsist, Karl Ove Knausgaard. Charlotte Grimshaw admires his latest novel as "his most intense outing yet".

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Apr 5, 2016

“All families must have their own ways of keeping the peace”: Charlotte Grimshaw on her father CK Stead

Charlotte Grimshaw reports live from a ceremony to honour the new poet laureate - her father, Karl Stead.

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Mar 10, 2016

Auckland novelist Charlotte Grimshaw on Wellington novelist Damien Wilkins

As director of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, Damien Wilkins is the Great Pooh-Bah of Approved Wellington Lit. But what’s his own writing like? Can he craft an honest novel, or is it all just craft?

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Dec 26, 2015

Summer Reissue: Elena Ferrante, Finlay Macdonald, and Me, Me, Me – An Essay by Charlotte Grimshaw

Charlotte Grimshaw examines literary sensation Elena Ferrante by way of squaring up to Finlay Macdonald and giving herself a good old talking to.

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Dec 14, 2015

Books: The Year of Charlotte Grimshaw

All week this week we feature a memoir of 2015 by a writer of distinction. Our second memoirist: Auckland writer Charlotte Grimshaw, who published her latest novel Starlight Peninsula, and discovered the setting for her next book - Tokyo.

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Oct 28, 2015

Books: Elena Ferrante, Finlay Macdonald, and Me, Me, Me – An Essay by Charlotte Grimshaw

Charlotte Grimshaw examines literary sensation Elena Ferrante by way of squaring up to Finlay Macdonald and giving herself a good old talking to.

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Sep 9, 2015

Essay: Calling a Spade a Spade – Charlotte Grimshaw on the Literary Phenomenon of Karl Ove Knausgaard

An essay by Charlotte Grimshaw on the literary sensation of the My Struggle novels by Karl Ove Knausgaard.

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