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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Art
Complex and Disturbing: A Review of Ruth Watson’s 'Geophagy'
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Knockouts
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Read Time: 24 mins
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Art
The Gorgeous Nothings: An Interview with Nick Austin
By Megan Dunn
Five poetry collections you've never read (or should again)
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Five poetry collections to read for National Poetry...
Literature
Five poetry collections you've never read (or should again)
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Late-night storytelling with Hera Lindsay Bird, Thomas Sainsbury, Alice Snedden and Lucy Zee
Read Time: 4 mins
To mark the end of our 2016 season, we're bringing...
The Pantograph Punch Presents
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By Pantograph Punch
Antihero of Her Own Life: A conversation with Chris Kraus
Read Time: 12 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to American writer and critic...
Literature
Antihero of Her Own Life: A conversation with Chris Kraus
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
Read Time: 7 mins
Briar Lawry reads Pip Adam's The New Animals, and...
Literature
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
By Briar Lawry
He mau mana‘o no ko Honolulu Hō‘ike‘ike Hana No‘eau o nā Lua Makahiki: Thoughts on the Honolulu Biennial
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Artist, writer and curator Léuli Eshrāghi talks ecology...
Art
He mau mana‘o no ko Honolulu Hō‘ike‘ike Hana No‘eau o nā Lua Makahiki: Thoughts on the Honolulu Biennial
By Léuli Eshrāghi
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