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.