Linda Herrick profiles Claire Murdoch, former publisher of beautiful, brainy art and natural history books for Te Papa Press, and now about to take charge of Penguin New Zealand.
Spinoff Review of Books editor Steve Braunias revives the revolutionary live email interview with a new star of New Zealand literature - the wildly talented Tayi Tibble.
Chloe Blades finds joy in a memoir of the Obama Presidency by a millennial stenographer, who is instructed to 'exude femininity in a strictly non-sexual way'.
Chris Barton writes about his own profound experience - and life-changing revelations - when he accompanied his partner Diana Wichtel to the Nazi death camps.
A new study by human rights activist Marie Leadbeater looks at New Zealand's reluctance to do anything to halt the crimes against humanity in our Pacific neighbor, West Papua.
A new biography is being lauded as an 'inspiring narrative that helps us at last understand Paul Simon'. But is that possible when there's no sign of Art Garfunkel?
Forensic psychiatrist Rees Tapsell tells the story of "Tama", who killed his aunt in a psychotic episode, and was referred to a kaupapa Māori rehabilitation unit.
"I am wary of reading any more feminist manifestos these days because they are very exhausting," writes Charlotte Graham-McLay, in her review of a new memoir hailed as a feminist manifesto but it isn't, really.
Over 80 writers entered New Zealand’s premier literary award – but only 10 have made the shortlist.
Louisa Kasza reviews Rachel Kushner's novel The Mars Room, which features in this week's New Yorker as one of America's best new books.
Niki Harré, professor of psychology at the University of Auckland, explains how we can make the world a better place by playing something she calls "the infinite game".
New Zealand poet laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh marks the very fine and wonderful occasion of the birth of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's baby daughter.
John Summers gets to grips with one of the year's most popular books, a self-help guide to feeling good, deciding what's really important in your life, and "banging blondes": The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck.
As the deadline looms for the 2018 Surrey Hotel writers residency award, 2017 winner Charlotte Graham-McLay files a report on her experience at the Surrey. She danced a lot.