Iain Sharp

Iain Sharp lives in Auckland and works as a librarian. He writes verse and is regarded as one of the best literary critics in New Zealand over the past 20 years. Iain was born in Glasgow in 1953.

Books
Mar 23, 2016

Why are so many New Zealand book reviewers so gutless?

Why are the book reviews at the Listener, and in Canvas, Stuff, and Landfall, so often so incredibly boring, not to say witless and brief? Iain Sharp investigates the state of play.

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Books
Dec 27, 2015

Summer Reissue: Bukowski – An Ugly, Solitary Kid Who Became an Ugly, Solitary and Mostly Hostile Drunk

Charles Bukowski had no fear in the valley of evil, because he was the meanest, drunkest sonofabitch in the valley.

Read on.

Books
Nov 11, 2015

Books: Bukowski – An Ugly, Solitary Kid Who Became an Ugly, Solitary and Mostly Hostile Drunk

Charles Bukowski had no fear in the valley of evil, because he was the meanest, drunkest sonofabitch in the valley.

Read on.


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