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