22 books

BooksSeptember 12, 2018

Win 22 books in a massive giveaway via Going West literary festival!

22 books

Yes, exactly like the headline says, we’re giving away a massive 22 books via this weekend’s awesome Going West literary festival!!!

The 2018 Going West literary festival takes place this weekend in Titirangi, that pleasant, rat-infested woodland suburb in Auckland. There will be a great deal of talk about literature and ideas and society, and about birds and poetry and identity – yes, there will be so much talk. And so many books! So many. Going West, in association with the good old Spinoff Review of Books, is offering an awesome prize pack of 22 books which feature in the festival. There are novels, there are essays and memoirs and books of poetry, and they’re all very good, some of them better than others.

To go in the draw, simply consult the Going West programme, and tell us which session you’d most like to see, and why. Write as little or as much as you want; a panel of judges are looking for quality, not quantity; take it seriously, or don’t take it seriously; simply choose one event above all others, and tell of its appeals, its charms, its attractions. Be quick! Entries close on Thursday at 10pm. To enter, email stephen11@xtra.co.nz and write MASSIVE GOING WEST BOOK GIVEAWAY in the subject line. Good luck!

Here are the 22 books up for grabs. A lot of them are really good.


Iceland by Dominic Hoey

False River by Paula Morris

This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman

The New Ships by Kate Duignan

The Necessary Angel by CK Stead

Mazarine by Charlotte Grimshaw

Baby by Annaleese Jochems

The Man Who Would Not See by Rajorshi Chakraborti


Māori at Home by Scotty & Stacey Morrison

Dear Oliver by Peter Wells

The Hunters by Debbie Stewart

Women Now: The Legacy of Female Suffrage edited by Bronwyn Labrum

The Infinite Game by Niki Harre

The Journal of Urgent Writing edited by Simon Wilson

Don’t Worry About the Robots by Jo Cribbs & David Glover

Urban Māori by Brad Haami

Not For Ourselves Alone by Jenny Robin Jones


Aotearoa: The NZ Story by Gavin Bishop


HE’S SO MASC by Chris Tse

Are Friends Electric? by Helen Heath

Pasture & Flock by Anna Jackson

Walking to Jutland Street by Michael Steven

All these titles are available at Unity Books. Going West is held at the Titirangi Memorial Hall on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

The Spinoff Review of Books is proudly brought to you by Unity Books, recently named 2020 International Book Store of the Year, London Book Fair, and Creative New Zealand. Visit Unity Books Wellington or Unity Books Auckland online stores today. 

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