Thom Shackleford

Thom Shackleford skipped New Zealand in 2016 to live and work in Japan. He had formerly worked in social housing, and graduated from the University of Auckland with a double degree in marketing and property. Thom was born in Auckland in 1990.

Books
Jul 6, 2017

Lost in translation: Haruki Murakami's tales of love and loneliness in Japan

An essay by Thom Shackleford on the relationship between the lost, desolate characters in the latest book by Japanese superstar writer Haruki Murakami, and the ghostliness of Japan.

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Books
Jul 21, 2016

DeLillo Week: The world we may soon wake up to, as warned in Don DeLillo's latest novel

Every day this week we look at the work of maybe the world's greatest living writer - Don DeLillo. Today: Thom Shackleford appraises the master's latest novel, Zero K.

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Books
Jul 19, 2016

DeLillo Week: A bluffer's guide to the masterpieces of maybe the world's greatest living writer

Every day this week we look at the work of maybe the world's greatest living writer - Don DeLillo. Today: Thom Shackleford walks through five of the best of the master's novels.

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Books
Mar 8, 2016

Is PJ O’Rourke the Donald Trump of satire?

Veteran satirist PJ O'Rourke presents four decades of right-wing laughs, jibes, scorn, outright bullshit and occasional really good journalism.

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Books
Dec 2, 2015

Books: The Best Books of 2015 According to a Panel of 10 Experts. Our Sixth Expert – Thom Shackleford

All week this week we feature 10 readers who choose their favourite books of 2015. Come in, number six: Thom Shackleford.

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