The Spinoff Review of Books editor Steve Braunias writes an appreciation of Diana Wichtel, who has just been announced as the winner of the best book of non-fiction at the Ockham New Zealand national book awards.
In which Steve Braunias announces the resumption of New Zealand's most famous free lunch on the banks of the Waikato River in Hamilton.
Steve Braunias reviews a new biography of Prince Charles by way of wondering when a full account will ever be given about New Zealand’s royal family and the kiingitanga.
The Spinoff Review of Books literary editor Steve Braunias reports from the weekend's events at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington.
Spinoff literary editor Steve Braunias previews two big events - tomorrow’s announcement of the Ockham national book awards shortlist, and this weekend’s Writers and Readers programme at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington.
The return of the patented Spinoff revolutionary live email interview, this time with Peter Wells, author of a new book devoted to the subject of "reclaiming Pakeha history".
Yet another Spinoff Review of Books exclusive as we break the 5am embargo on the longlist of the 2018 Ockham New Zealand national book awards by 60 seconds: the following story went up on our site at 4:59am.
Spinoff Review of Books editor Steve Braunias anticipates the longlist for the 2018 Ockham national book awards, announced at 5am tomorrow.
Steve Braunias reports from the 2017 LitCrawl in Wellington – and wonders whether it could be duplicated in Auckland.
An international survey shows book sections publish many more male critics than female - and that they review many more books written by men than women. Spinoff books editor Steve Braunias (a man) looks at the state of play in New Zealand.
Steve Braunias reports from the 2017 Going West festival – held for the first time, and forever, he hopes, in Henderson.
We conclude our week-long look at A Moral Truth, an important new book about investigative journalism in New Zealand, with the return of the dear old revolutionary live email interview - conducted with Kirsty Johnston, a Herald legend whose work features in the book
A special investigation asks: Has much happened this year in New Zealand writing? Steve Braunias assesses the books of 2017 to date.
To mark a new edition (new preface and everything!) of the 2014 best-seller The Scene of the Crime by Steve Braunias, we present an extract from the chapter which entwines Rolf Harris and Julian Assange.
Steve Braunias interviews literary sensation Ashleigh Young, who won the award for best book of non-fiction at last night's Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
The latest book by Steve Braunias is based on his Herald series about eating everything on sight on Lincoln Rd. In this excerpt from the prologue, he goes behind the scenes to reveal the lengths he went to in his pursuit to get the paper to publish the series.
All week this week we look at the life and writing of Greymouth novelist and poet Peter Hooper (1919-91). Today: a West Coast memoir by Steve Braunias.
Don Henley from The Eagles played a gig at the Vector Arena in Auckland on Thursday night. Steve Braunias was there, and he reviewed it on the bus today.
A lawyer has run amok at the Auckland Art Gallery at the launch of the Auckland Writers Festival. The Spinoff Review of Books was there.