Thanks, brave men of #TurnArdern, for proving the point of my Jacinda book

What happens when your work is the victim of attempted sabotage by a group of slow-moving middle-aged men? Author and journalist Michelle Duff reveals all.

The Unity children’s bestseller chart for the month of November

Sitting astride the charts are the Northern Lights boy and the northern bright girl.

In the footsteps of Captain Corelli: A pilgrimage for the book that transfixed 15-year-old me

Lily Richards takes an epic trip to the setting of Captain Corelli's Mandolin – the book that saved her from herself. 

The Friday Poem: Six Feet For a Single, Eight Feet For a Double by Ruby Solly

A new poem by Kai Tahu writer and musician Ruby Solly.

Books Archive

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 29

The only published and available best-selling indie book chart in New Zealand is the top 10 sales list recorded every week at Unity Books’ stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

The Thursday Poem: Erebus Voices by Bill Manhire

On the 40th anniversary of the Erebus disaster, a poem by Bill Manhire.

Body horror: a stunning essay born of ‘unthinkable’ pain

A stand out essay about agony and release by Tracey Slaughter, from the new Landfall compilation Strong Words.

An interview with the legend who covered white supremacist posters in poetry

'I could’ve drawn a big penis on it, you know, but that’s really unoriginal.'

‘Queer lives are not just one big scar’ – welcoming the sci-fi revolution

Sascha Stronach's new book The Dawnhounds, shortlisted for the 2020 Sir Julius Vogel Award, is about queer folk who refuse to "die pretty".

Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 22

The only published and available best-selling indie book chart in New Zealand is the top 10 sales list recorded every week at Unity Books’ stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

Look out, here she comes: A review of the luminous, tender Olive, Again

Marion McLeod revels in the return of Olive Kitteridge, the compassionate curmudgeon who won Elizabeth Strout a Pulitzer Prize. 

On Rose Lu and her gorgeous, groundbreaking book of essays

Shilo Kino, a Māori writer who wove her own ties with China, rejoices at the release of Rose Lu’s debut, All Who Live on Islands. 

Welcome to the jungle: The Burning River, reviewed

Books editor Catherine Woulfe follows Wellington author Lawrence Patchett into his extraordinary story of heat and water and history repeating. 

We welcome Behrouz Boochani – and we can learn from him, too

Green MP and refugee Golriz Ghahraman was there last night when the former Manus Island detainee and acclaimed writer arrived in New Zealand.

The Friday Poem: TURDUCKEN by Freya Daly Sadgrove

A new poem by writer and performer Freya Daly Sadgrove.