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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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...

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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...

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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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New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
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Haka and High Kicks: A Review of Super-HUGH Man
Literature
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
What Makes A Story? Considering Black Marks On The White Page
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Jackson Nieuwland reads Black Marks On The White Page...
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What Makes A Story? Considering Black Marks On The White Page
By Jackson Nieuwland
Alt Kid On the Edge of Greatness
Read Time: 10 mins
Grace Stratton, who has been nominated in the Young...
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Alt Kid On the Edge of Greatness
By Grace Georgia Stratton
Cold Call: A Review of A Streetcar Named Desire
Read Time: 8 mins
Melissa Laing reviews Shane Bosher's production of...
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Cold Call: A Review of A Streetcar Named Desire
By Melissa Laing
Pantograph Picks: Going West Books and Writers Festival 2017
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Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett gives you her top...
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Pantograph Picks: Going West Books and Writers Festival 2017
By Sarah Jane Barnett
I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: A Review of Me And My Sister Tell Each Other Everything
Read Time: 8 mins
Matt Loveranes reviews My Accomplice's return to the...
Theatre
I Am Gonna Make It Through This Year If It Kills Me: A Review of Me And My Sister Tell Each Other Everything
By Matt Loveranes
Body Double: A Review of The Things Between Us
Read Time: 8 mins
Erin Harrington reviews Christchurch Arts Festival...
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Body Double: A Review of The Things Between Us
By Erin Harrington
Utopia Showman: A Review of Erewhon Revisited
Read Time: 7 mins
Erin Harrington reviews Arthur Meek's new work, a...
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Utopia Showman: A Review of Erewhon Revisited
By Erin Harrington
Protesting, Sitting Alone, Talking Nicely: On Politics, Writing and Science
Read Time: 18 mins
After attending the March for Science in April 2017...
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Protesting, Sitting Alone, Talking Nicely: On Politics, Writing and Science
By Tim Corballis
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