On the eve of his appearance at a Victoria University event in Wellington, comic book author Fumio Obata talks to Guy Somerset about his ongoing project chronicling the aftermath of the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear disaster.
In which the towering genius of John Peel is examined (includes sensational anecdote about playing a Brian Eno-Robert Fripp record backwards)
John Peel! He was the guv'nor. Guy Somerset reviews a new book which examines the great DJ"s influence on the world of rock.
Yet another English novelist - this time, Julian Barnes - makes-believe the bad old days of the Soviet regime. Guy Somerset grabs his coat.
All week this week we feature 10 readers who choose their favourite books of this year. Come in, number three in the series: Guy Somerset.
Elvis Costello sits by the fire and tells stories about himself well into the night, and into the next day, and the day after that.
Books page legend Guy Somerset interviews Louise Wareham Leonard, the long-windedly named author of a collection of short vignettes about the time she met Lou Reed, Michael Stipe and 50 other men.