Books

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending April 29

The best-selling books at the world’s best two bookstores.

The Friday Poets: Bill Manhire interviews the greatest New Zealand poet no one has ever heard of

Who the hell is John Gallas when he's at home? And is he ever at home? Bill Manhire talks to the elusive, much-travelled New Zealand poet.

Book of the Week: Holly Walker reviews Roxane Gay's short stories about sex, violence, and sexual violence

Feminist writer Roxane Gay explores the female condition in her new collection of short stories. Some critics have loathed the depiction of women characters who welcome violence; reviewer Holly Walker takes another approach.