Two refugees are shut in a small cage and fed through a hole in the wires: Stephanie Johnson reviews The Cage, the claustrophobic, dystopian novel by Lloyd Jones.
An extract from Playing for Both Sides, a kind of memoir by Auckland novelist Stephanie Johnson on her love-hate relationship with Australia.
All week this week we revisit the Mervyn Thompson Affair – the strange, powerful 1984 incident when six masked women abducted an Auckland university lecturer, chained him to a tree in Western Springs, threatened to castrate him, and labelled him a rapist. Today: a memoir by Thompson's friend, novelist Stephanie Johnson.
Stephanie Johnson reviews a biography of Ted Hughes, which takes yet another close, obsessive look at his doomed marriage to Sylvia Plath.