Pip Adam won the Acorn Prize for best novel of the year at the recent 2018 Ockham New Zealand national book awards. Is her book actually any good? Readable? Likeable?
No other road in New Zealand is as rich in history, suffering, war, immigration, hope and hard, hard work as the Great South Road that joins Auckland to the Waikato. Scott Hamilton walked its length and felt its pulse.
Broadcaster Kim Hill reviews the year's most sensational memoir of family dysfunction, violence, apocalyptic visions, and survival.
Neil Young, our man in London, reports on Hera Lindsay Bird's appearance at the coolest bookstore belonging to the coolest literary magazine in the English-speaking world.
Kiran, Jenna and Louisa bunker down on level 5 of the Aotea Centre to record on-the-ground reactions from three days at the Auckland Writers Festival.
Has there ever been a good question asked by an audience member at a literary festival? Going by the Auckland Writers Festival, the answer appears to be no, uh-uh, never.
A new book of translated Maori verse joins Taika Waititi "in his calling out of language laziness". So why is that the authors were ignored by a literary festival looking for new voices? An essay by the book's co-editor, Vana Manasiadis.