All week this week the Spinoff Review of Books looks at new Māori (and Pasifika) writing. Today: Apirana Taylor backgrounds his new novel set in "the criminal underbelly of New Zealand's underworld".
‘A lot of it comes down to sex’: on the hot, tumultuous genius of Alex and other NZ young adult fiction
'Now I’m old and introspective and critical,' writes Scarlett Cayford, 'let me tell you why the young adult fiction penned by New Zealand women in the 90s is some of the best in the world.'
Music memoirs are so hot right now. Philip Matthews reads one of the best new books of the bunch - a hilarious account by Will Carruthers of Spacemen 3, a "drug parakeet" who ended up digging trenches.
We conclude our week-long series on the new memoir by former Green MP Holly Walker with a review by another ex-MP - Deborah Coddington.