Auckland writer Dean Parker backgrounds the making of his novel - a kind of sequel to a classic of New Zealand fiction, Man Alone.
The best-selling books at the two best bookstores before God.
An essay by Carl Shuker in response to the shoddy response of most reviewers to the new novel by Wellington writer Pip Adam. Why, he simmers, are so many New Zealand critics so lazy, so patronising, so cheerfully ignorant, and plain wrong?
An essay by Welsh writer Rhydian Thomas on getting the bash, again and again, since moving to New Zealand. The moral of the story: fuck Hamilton.
Books about Teina Pora, Mark Lundy and martyred Dunedin priests feature in Kiwi crime writing awards
Exclusive: a book by Steve Braunias, a memoir by the woman who was left for dead by Tony Dixon, and a former TV reporter's investigation into the wrongful conviction of Teina Pora all feature in the shortlist for this year's crime writing awards.
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
All week the Spinoff Review of Books is examining and taking inspiration from A Moral Truth, an important new book about investigative journalism in New Zealand. Today: Former Mana editor Leonie Hayden, now of The Spinoff, considers the lack of Māori newspaper reporters.