Listener writer Karl du Fresne on his new book about the songs of American towns
Issue 3974 22nd Jul 2016
For a new book, frequent Listener contributor Karl du Fresne followed the directions of his favourite songwriters.
Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley and A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse – book reviews
Issue 3972 15th Jul 2016
Novelists track anarchists, drug fiends and Islamic militants in Wellington.
How to Be a Writer: Who Smashes Deadlines, Crushes Editors and Lives in a Solid Gold Hovercraft – book review
Issue 3970 14th Jul 2016
The scribbler’s life is not a matter of communing with the muse – it all comes down to discipline.
Poetry: St Paul’s Trinity Pacific Island Church by Tusiata Avia
Issue 3973 13th Jul 2016
Poem excerpted from Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avia.
Better Living Through Criticism by AO Scott – book review
Issue 3970 13th Jul 2016
They’re superfluous and ubiquitous, yet somehow indispensable.