New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi

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Literature

Annaleese Jochems' debut novel Baby was barely on the shelves when a reviewer praised her as a writer of 'horrific skill.' And she is: this psychological thriller by the 2016 Adam Prize winner has topped the bestsellers list and captured readers.

We asked Jochems to choose a chapter for you from Baby. The story follows Cynthia who steals money from her father to pay for the boat Baby, a sanctuary for her...

Theatre

Janet McAllister reviews Rutene Spooner's Super HUGH-Man, a new show of storytelling and song currently playing in Auckland Live's International Cabaret Season.

The 12-year-old was resistant. I haven’t really read that many X-Men comics, she said. But I put my evil stepmother foot down: you’re coming to a one-man autobiographical comedy about Wolverine and masculinity whether you want to or not. Look...

Literature

David Hall talks to Professor Dame Anne Salmond about her ambitious and extraordinary new book, Tears of Rangi, and the pressing societal questions it causes us to ask in 2017.

He iwi kē, he iwi kē, titiro atu, titiro mai!

One strange people, and another, looking at each other!

—a haka by Merimeri Penfold. 

There was a time, according to Mohi Turei, when the word māori meant ordinary, usual...

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Literature
New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Theatre
Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
Literature
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
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Literature
Pantograph Picks: Going West Books and Writers Festival 2017
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Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Mixtape
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