A semi-fictional memoir by Jackson C. Payne, son of the late Bill Payne, ex-con, winner of the 1993 Sargeson Literary Fellowship, author of a classic book about New Zealand gangs, and writer in residence at the Alhambra in Three Lamps.
The Monday Extract: Peter Malcouronne's superb new book on Great Barrier Island features an extraordinary interview with Jade Webster - labourer, surfer, survivor.
Only 53 shopping days till Xmas! Get in early and peruse the week’s bestt-selling books at the Unity stores in Willis St, Wellington, and High St, Auckland.
A personal essay by Paula Harris: "I was admitted, under the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992, to the secure unit of the psychiatric ward just after noon on Friday the..."
Only 60 shopping days till Xmas! Get in early and peruse the week’s biggest-selling books at the Unity stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.
Fleur Adcock reviews Philip Temple's vividly presented biography of the great Titirangi author Maurice Shadbolt - and sets the record straight about a phone message that provoked his wife to throw a chicken at him.
'I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more succinct summary of the way that sexual violence lives in the air that we breathe.'
Only 67 shopping days till Xmas! Get in early and peruse the week's biggest-selling books at the Unity stores in Willis St, Wellington, and High St, Auckland.
The always hilarious and brilliant Leah McFall, who releases her new book of selected columns this week, pays her respects to five of the most hilarious and brilliant women writers of all time - Jane Austen, Nancy Mitford, Sue Townsend, Erma Bombeck, and Nora Ephron.
Slam poetry! It's raw, it's rough, and it's also a wildly popular live entertainment, writes Ben Fagan, who is masterminding slam events across the country this month.
Three writers pocketed $60,000 last night at the Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement. Spinoff Review of Books literary editor Steve Braunias was there, apparently.
Maurice Gee - recently named the author of the best New Zealand book of the past 50 years - writes a memoir of the boy who had a dark, terrifying idea for a game.
Books, books and more books. No captions because our esteemed Braunias, Steve Braunias is away this week, but still, here are the best-selling books from the Unity stores on Willis Street, Wellington and High Street, Auckland.
The 2019 Man Booker prize is announced next week. Scarlett Cayford reviews two of the shortlisted novels, Milkman by Anna Burns and Everything Under by Daisy Johnson.
The 2019 Man Booker prize is announced next week. Brannavan Gnanalingam reviews two of the shortlisted novels, Washington Black by Esi Edugyan and The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner.