The Spinoff Review of Books

Books
Jan 22, 2019

Announcing a flash new writer’s residency exclusively for millennials

Young and emerging writers, rejoice! The dear old Spinoff Review of Books unveils a new writer-in-residence award – open only to those tender of age and prodigious of talent.

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Books
Dec 30, 2018

Summer Reissue: The 50 best New Zealand books of the past 50 years

To mark the 50th Ockham book awards earlier in the year, we asked 50 experts to name the very best local books published since 1968.

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Books
Dec 21, 2018

The bestselling books of 2018 at Unity, Wellington

The top ten best-sellers of 2018 at the Unity store in Willis St, Wellington.

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Books
Dec 21, 2018

The best-selling kids books of 2018 at Little Unity

The top 10 best-sellers of the year at the Little Unity bookstore for kids in High St, Auckland.

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Books
Dec 21, 2018

The bestselling books of 2018 at Unity, Auckland

The top ten best-sellers of 2018 at the Unity store in High St, Auckland

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Books
Dec 14, 2018

Unity Books bestseller list at Christmas

The best-selling books this Christmas at the Unity stores in High St, Auckland and Willis St, Wellington.

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Books
Dec 13, 2018

Hear ye, hear ye: these are the 20 best novels of 2018

All week this week we present the best books of 2018. Today: the 20 best novels.

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Books
Dec 12, 2018

Absolute fact: These are the 20 best non-fiction books of 2018

All week this week we present the 20 best books of the year. Today: the 20 best books of non-fiction.

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Books
Dec 11, 2018

Official proclamation: The 20 best poetry books of 2018

All week this week we present the 20 best books of the year. Today: the 20 best collections of poetry.

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Books
Dec 10, 2018

Christmas shopping guide: the 20 best kids books of 2018

All week this week The Spinoff Review of Books presents the best books of the year. Today: the best 20 books for kids.

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Books
Dec 7, 2018

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending December 7

Only 18 shopping days till Xmas, for God's sake! Find what you're looking for by perusing the week's best-selling books at the Unity stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

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Books
Dec 5, 2018

The 2018 Spinoff Review of Books Awards for New Zealand Literature

New Zealand literature! What is it, who reads it, and why does it exist? Some or none or all of these questions are about to be answered in the third annual Spinoff Review of Books literary awards.

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Books
Nov 30, 2018

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 30

Only 25 shopping days till Xmas! Prepare NOW by windowshopping the week’s bestselling books at the Unity stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

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Books
Nov 28, 2018

The world’s first emoji book reviews (probably)

A round-up of 20 best-sellers this Christmas – featuring the world's first ever recorded use of emoji reviews.

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Books
Nov 23, 2018

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 23

Only 39 shopping days till Xmas! Get in early and peruse the week’s bestselling books at the Unity stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

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Books
Nov 16, 2018

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 16

Only 39 shopping days till Xmas! Get in early and peruse the week’s bestselling books at the Unity stores in Willis St, Wellington, and High St, Auckland.

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Books
Nov 9, 2018

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 9

Only 46 shopping days till Xmas! Get in early and peruse the week’s bestselling books at the Unity stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

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Books
Nov 7, 2018

The book reviewer who mistook a period for a head-cold

A New Zealand reviewer thought that a line in a new novel by acclaimed Irish writer Caoillin Hughes was about a "head-cold". She has helpfully pointed out it was a period.

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Books
Nov 6, 2018

The author with the best haircut in world literature has arrived in New Zealand

The star of Wellington's awesome LitCrawl event this weekend is poet Kaveh Akbar, who has a great haircut.

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Books
Nov 2, 2018

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 2

Only 53 shopping days till Xmas! Get in early and peruse the week’s bestt-selling books at the Unity stores in Willis St, Wellington, and High St, Auckland.

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Books
Oct 26, 2018

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 26

Only 60 shopping days till Xmas! Get in early and peruse the week’s biggest-selling books at the Unity stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

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Books
Oct 19, 2018

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending October 19

Only 67 shopping days till Xmas! Get in early and peruse the week's biggest-selling books at the Unity stores in Willis St, Wellington, and High St, Auckland.

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Books
Oct 12, 2018

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 12

Books, books and more books. No captions because our esteemed Braunias, Steve Braunias is away this week, but still, here are the best-selling books from the Unity stores on Willis Street, Wellington and High Street, Auckland.

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Books
Oct 8, 2018

The Monday Excerpt: Mika stars in I Have Loved Me a Man

We could have chosen some text from the new biography of the phenomenal Mika but yeah nah let the pictures do the talking.

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Books
Oct 5, 2018

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 5

Only 81 shopping days till Xmas! Get in early and peruse the week's biggest-selling books at the Unity stores in Willis St, Wellington, and High St, Auckland.

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Books
Sep 28, 2018

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending September 28

The week's biggest-selling books at the Unity stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

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