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Delighted to see Wellington's number one this week – it's been on the charts since March, just about, and is finally sitting pretty.
The Spinoff Review of Books ⚖️-November 6, 2020
A plea for information about one of our pioneer feminists, who secretly wrote pamphlets and articles arguing for equality in the law.
Hamish Dingwall Guest writer-November 6, 2020
Owen Marshall writes about 40 years of friendship with Brian Turner and Grahame Sydney.
Owen Marshall Guest writer-November 3, 2020
We're in for a dreadfully hot and sticky summer – and that's just the start.
Josh Drummond Guest writer-November 1, 2020
Having started the pandemic storyline, God, or perhaps the scriptwriters working on the world’s stories, have lost the plot.
Linda Burgess Contributing writer-November 1, 2020
Why we still need novels about the Nazis.
Elizabeth Heritage Guest writer-October 31, 2020
Sure, you could go and play outside. Or you could snuggle up with a stack of books.
The Spinoff Review of Books ⚖️-October 30, 2020
Weird old list this week, featuring Sally Rooney (once), K-pop (once), and moles (twice).
A new poem from Auckland poet Lily Holloway.
Lily Holloway Guest writer-October 30, 2020
A writer imagines what life – and the planet – is like many decades down the track.
Miriam Lancewood Guest writer-October 29, 2020
Bearing witness to the end of the world – or at least the end of the one we know.
Laura Jean McKay Guest writer-October 27, 2020
How one book became the template for 30 years of writing for children and young adults.
David Hill Guest writer-October 25, 2020
'I am a very emotional person, and I cry all the time! That community made me keep going.'
Michelle Langstone Contributing writer-October 24, 2020
A poem by Ockham Award-winning novelist Becky Manawatu.
Becky Manawatu Guest writer-October 23, 2020
Go on, dip your toes in.
The Spinoff Review of Books ⚖️-October 23, 2020
Witi Ihimaera argues that the atua who killed Māui had her reasons – and it's time to forgive her.
Witi Ihimaera Guest writer-October 21, 2020
Sometimes being Māori feels like you’re on the sideline watching, and then someone chucks you the ball and you want to play along but you don’t really know the rules.
Shilo Kino Guest writer-October 20, 2020
A new poem from poet and teacher Rhys Feeney.
Rhys Feeney Guest writer-October 16, 2020
The best reads of the week are all in here, waiting.
The Spinoff Review of Books ⚖️-October 16, 2020
Te Papa's natural history collection, photographed by a living legend.
Jane Ussher Guest writer-October 14, 2020
This festive season we've got some extra-fun shipping logjams to deal with.
Chloe Blades Guest writer-October 13, 2020
Bernard Beckett is second-guessing himself, again.
Bernard Beckett Guest writer-October 12, 2020
Victory Park is the first novel from Mākaro Press since August 2019, when they put out a little book called Auē.
Catherine Woulfe Books editor-October 10, 2020
A new poem by Wellington poet Anahera Gildea.
Anahera Gildea Guest writer-October 9, 2020