Literature

All Who Live on Islands
Read Time: 26 mins
Rose Lu reflects on growing up as a Chinese New Zealander...
Literature
All Who Live on Islands
By Rose Lu
Loose Canons: Sonya Renee Taylor
Read Time: 5 mins
Ahead of her appearances at WORD Christchurch 2018...
Literature
Loose Canons: Sonya Renee Taylor
By Sonya Renee Taylor
Barry Brickell – A Wrerter’s Legacy
Read Time: 19 mins
Nadine Anne Hura on the legacies writers leave, on...
Art
Barry Brickell – A Wrerter’s Legacy
By Nadine Anne Hura
Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
Read Time: 11 mins
A selection of events we think are worth celebrating...
Literature
Whakanuia: 8 Events Worth Celebrating at WORD Christchurch Festival 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
Read Time: 27 mins
In a beautiful personal essay, Jackson Nieuwland calls...
Literature
Working Against a System That is Working Against Them: Contemporary LGBTQIA+ Writers in Aotearoa
By Jackson Nieuwland
Far From Vanity: Six Profiles of Independent Aotearoa Authors
Read Time: 24 mins
Antony Millen challenges the stereotype that authors...
Literature
Far From Vanity: Six Profiles of Independent Aotearoa Authors
By Antony Millen
Borders, Divisions and the Space Between: Three Writers on Borders
Read Time: 20 mins
Fair Borders? editor David Hall talks about borders...
Literature
Borders, Divisions and the Space Between: Three Writers on Borders
By David Hall
Kōiwi Pāmamao – The Distance in our Bones
Read Time: 22 mins
When a poem uses both te reo Māori and English, references...
Literature
Kōiwi Pāmamao – The Distance in our Bones
By Anahera Gildea
We're on the hunt for a new Books Co-Editor
Read Time: 1 min
Could it be you?
Literature
We're on the hunt for a new Books Co-Editor
By Pantograph Punch
Letters from Shanghai
Read Time: 33 mins
Nina Powles recalls her time living in Shanghai, and...
Literature
Letters from Shanghai
By Nina Powles
There's a Problem with this Book / Maybe the Problem is with Me: A Reading of The Beat Of The Pendulum
Read Time: 17 mins
Jackson Niewland reads Catherine Chidgey's latest...
Literature
There's a Problem with this Book / Maybe the Problem is with Me: A Reading of The Beat Of The Pendulum
By Jackson Nieuwland
Shitting in the Ferns: James K. Baxter and Poetic Honesty
Read Time: 26 mins
Canadian writer James Ackhurst discovers James K....
Literature
Shitting in the Ferns: James K. Baxter and Poetic Honesty
By James Ackhurst
Summer Reading Series: The Saddest Song in the World by Chris Tse
Read Time: 11 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: The Saddest Song in the World by Chris Tse
By Chris Tse
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana
Read Time: 4 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Vaughan Rapatahana
By Vaughan Rapatahana
Summer Reading Series: How To Die by Jo Randerson
Read Time: 20 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: How To Die by Jo Randerson
By Jo Randerson
Summer Reading Series: 'Drunk Girls' by Helen O'Connor
Read Time: 9 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: 'Drunk Girls' by Helen O'Connor
By Helen O'Connor
Top Ten Moments in Aotearoa Literature 2017
Read Time: 9 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett counts down the top ten moments...
Literature
Top Ten Moments in Aotearoa Literature 2017
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Louise Wallace
Read Time: 2 mins
New fiction, non-fiction and poetry by Aotearoa writers...
Literature
Summer Reading Series: Two poems by Louise Wallace
By Louise Wallace
Forgotten Home: A Comic
Read Time: 2 mins
Forgotten Home: A Comic by Jem Yoshioka
Literature
Forgotten Home: A Comic
By Jem Yoshioka
How to Enter a Book?: A response to Aukati
Read Time: 12 mins
Antony Millen responds to Michalia Arathimos' debut...
Literature
How to Enter a Book?: A response to Aukati
By Antony Millen
The Silent Killing Ground: Abortion in Aotearoa
Read Time: 13 mins
In this essay, Justine Whitfield tells the story of...
Literature
The Silent Killing Ground: Abortion in Aotearoa
By Justine Whitfield
Kindness of Strangers: A review of Sodden Downstream
Read Time: 8 mins
Therese Lloyd reviews Brannavan Gnanalingam's latest...
Literature
Kindness of Strangers: A review of Sodden Downstream
By Therese Lloyd
Tender Raunch: A Conversation with Laura Borrowdale about Aotearotica
Read Time: 13 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to Aotearotica editor, Laura...
Literature
Tender Raunch: A Conversation with Laura Borrowdale about Aotearotica
By Sarah Jane Barnett
The Dignity of the Whanganui: A review of Flow by Airini Beautrais
Read Time: 8 mins
Elizabeth Morton reviews Flow: Whanganui River Poems...
Literature
The Dignity of the Whanganui: A review of Flow by Airini Beautrais
By Elizabeth Morton
Why Can't We All Just Get Along? The Literature Edition
Read Time: 32 mins
Tusiata Avia, Vaughan Rapatahana, and Maria McMillan...
Literature
Why Can't We All Just Get Along? The Literature Edition
By Pantograph Punch
Pantograph Picks: LitCrawl 2017
Read Time: 5 mins
Our top picks from Wellington's LitCrawl 2017.
Literature
Pantograph Picks: LitCrawl 2017
By Sarah Jane Barnett
A Glimpse at the Workings: A review of The Fuse Box
Read Time: 6 mins
John Summers reviews The Fuse Box a collection of...
Literature
A Glimpse at the Workings: A review of The Fuse Box
By John Summers
Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press
Read Time: 6 mins
Two new publishers remind us of art's love of the...
Art
Sexier in Print: GLORIA and hard press
By Lana Lopesi
Hidden Romantic: A conversation with Dominic Hoey about Iceland
Read Time: 18 mins
Jackson Nieuwland talks to Dominic Hoey about his...
Literature
Hidden Romantic: A conversation with Dominic Hoey about Iceland
By Jackson Nieuwland
Interim
Read Time: 7 mins
Distracting you from our nation's political discomfort...
Literature
Interim
By Laura Borrowdale
New Aotearoa Fiction: Mimicry 3
Read Time: 7 mins
Issue three of Mimicry is out! Guest-edited by Carolyn...
Literature
New Aotearoa Fiction: Mimicry 3
By Eamonn Marra
Six Books to help you feel less alone on World Mental Health Day
Read Time: 9 mins
Six Books to help you feel less alone on World Mental...
Literature
Six Books to help you feel less alone on World Mental Health Day
By Sarah Jane Barnett