Why aren’t adults reading New Zealand fiction books?
Issue 3982 13th Sep 2016
A survey reveals we have a crisis on our hands, with adults reading almost no New Zealand fiction.
Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953 by Peter Simpson – book review
Issue 3979 12th Sep 2016
An extraordinary 20th-century blooming of art and literature is celebrated in a new book.
Can You Tolerate This? by Ashleigh Young – book review
Issue 3979 9th Sep 2016
A collection of personal essays is charged with a “new recklessness”.
Lecretia’s Choice: A Story of Love, Death and the Law by Matt Vickers
Issue 3980 9th Sep 2016
A husband writes a love letter to the wife who campaigned for death with dignity.
Dinosaur Jr: Give A Glimpse of What Yer Not – short cut music review
Issue 3977 9th Sep 2016
Dinosaur Jr first full-lengther since 2012’s I Bet on Sky show the trio are roaring as well as they ever have.
Jim Flynn goes in search of the best modern authors
Issue 3978 7th Sep 2016
The sequel to Jim Flynn’s The Torchlight List is another lost opportunity.
Various artists: Heartworn Highways – music review
Issue 3976 6th Sep 2016
An outstanding 40-year-old window into hardscrabble, bourbon-drenched music that’s honest and raw.