Murdoch Stephens from the anarchist publishing firm Lawrence & Gibson,on working with Brannavan Gnanalingam, a finalist in tonight's Ockham New Zealand national book awards.
This week's Ockham national book awards marks the 50th anniversary of book awards in New Zealand. To mark the occasion, we asked 50 experts to name the very best local books published since 1968.
Marion McLeod reviews the new memoir by English novelist Rose Tremain, who summons up memories of a girls' boarding school smelling of "unwashed armpits, dirty hair and menstrual blood.”
"Good sex is feminist sex," claims Laura Borrowdale, editor of the Aotearotica journal of erotic writing.
Louisa Kasza reviews a bright, expansive novel that follows a cast of gay and transgender club kids navigating the New York drag queen scene of the 1980s.
Jacinda Ardern's care package for the new royal baby includes 15 kids books chosen by author Kate De Goldi. She writes about her selection.
Adi Leason tells the full, unlikely story of the Catholic activists who invaded the government's surveillance station at Waihopi.
"There is nothing more miserable, pointless, expensive and anxiety-provoking than going through life worrying that some food you ate will give you cancer," writes George Henderson, in his review of a new study which considers the food we eat, and what it's doing to our bodies.
Elizabeth Knox - whose novel The Vintner's Luck has been named by Spinoff readers as the best New Zealand book of the past 50 years - reaches into her sunhat and plucks out the name of a lucky winner in our amazing book prize.
Veteran Herald sports reporter Wynne Grey has written a new book about what happens to rugby players when they hang up their boots. In this excerpt, Mark "Bull" Allen – the All Blacks prop who led the Hurricanes in the Super 12 in 1996, and played 110 games for Taranaki – tells his story.