All the finalists plus a brief analysis from our books editor.
The Spinoff Review of Books ⚖️-June 4, 2020
The bumper Toby Morris & Siouxsie Wiles Covid-19 box set
11:10, 2 Jun.
10:00, 31 May.
15:00, 30 May.
14:10, 29 May.
12:18, 29 May.
11:00, 24 May.
15:02, 22 May.
11:55, 22 May.
10:02, 19 May.
15:00, 15 May.
The books you were buying in the final endless week of level three.
The Spinoff Review of Books ⚖️-May 15, 2020
Two takes on a much-anticipated book by the New Zealand-based actress, playwright and writer Barbara Ewing.
Michael Hurst and Linda Burgess Guest writer-May 14, 2020
Publisher Mary McCallum with the origin story of the little press that beat the rest.
Mary McCallum Guest writer-May 13, 2020
The immense happiness of the morning after.
Becky Manawatu Guest writer-May 13, 2020
A short extract from Shayne Carter's memoir Dead People I Have Known, which just won the General Non-Fiction category at the New Zealand Book Awards.
Shayne Carter Guest writer-May 12, 2020
Play along at home during the virtual awards ceremony tonight.
Catherine Woulfe Books editor-May 12, 2020
A review of Becky Manawatu's acclaimed debut novel.
Ben Brown Guest writer-May 10, 2020
A poem by Ockham finalist Helen Rickerby.
Helen Rickerby Guest writer-May 8, 2020
The first post-lockdown bestseller lists from Unity Books.
The Spinoff Review of Books ⚖️-May 8, 2020
An independent, sensuous life unfolds in hundreds of brightly-lit scenes.
David Hill Guest writer-May 7, 2020
Remembering New Zealand's leprosy colony and the men confined there.
Benjamin Kingsbury Guest writer-May 5, 2020
We ask a clinical psychologist why our attention spans are so completely shot to pieces – and how to fix it.
Catherine Woulfe Books editor-May 3, 2020
Welcome back to Papercuts, our monthly books podcast hosted by Louisa Kasza, Jenna Todd and Kiran Dass.
Papercuts Podcast Guest writer-May 2, 2020
Two musicians head for the hills in search of peace, snowmelt swims and Samuel Butler's fictional utopia, Erewhon.
Nick Atkinson Guest writer-May 2, 2020
A new poem by Lyttelton poet Rebecca Nash.
Rebecca Nash Guest writer-May 1, 2020
The sixth and hopefully the last of our lockdown top 10s. This week, the theme is all about what we're missing or holding ourselves back from.
The Spinoff Review of Books ⚖️-May 1, 2020