Literature

New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
Read Time: 22 mins
New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from the Annaleese...
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New Aotearoa Fiction: An excerpt from Baby
By Annaleese Jochems
One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
Read Time: 20 mins
David Hall speaks to Dame Anne Salmond about her new...
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One Strange People, And Another: Dame Anne Salmond on Tears of Rangi
By David Hall
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
What Makes A Story? Considering Black Marks On The White Page
Read Time: 12 mins
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
Five books to help you stay sane during the election
Read Time: 5 mins
Trying to make sense of the Aotearoa poll results...
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Five books to help you stay sane during the election
By Sarah Jane Barnett
The Forces Running Through: A Conversation with Pip Adam
Read Time: 25 mins
Kiran Dass talks to Pip Adam about her novel The New...
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The Forces Running Through: A Conversation with Pip Adam
By Kiran Dass
Five Books to read for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Read Time: 5 mins
Five Books to read for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
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Five Books to read for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
By Pantograph Punch
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
After Mason: Memories of The Beggar
Read Time: 31 mins
Simon Comber writes about the ups and downs of the...
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After Mason: Memories of The Beggar
By Simon Comber
The Whole Sorry Lot
Read Time: 20 mins
Joe Nunweek on regret, contrition and what we expect...
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The Whole Sorry Lot
By Joe Nunweek
Pantograph Picks: Going West Books and Writers Festival 2017
Read Time: 5 mins
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
Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Mixtape
Read Time: 11 mins
Your own personal poetry reading at home for Phantom...
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Aotearoa New Zealand Poetry Mixtape
By Pantograph Punch
Five poetry collections you've never read (or should again)
Read Time: 5 mins
Five poetry collections to read for National Poetry...
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Five poetry collections you've never read (or should again)
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Hard Times and Pleasure: A Conversation with Kirsten McDougall
Read Time: 15 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to Kirsten McDougall about...
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Hard Times and Pleasure: A Conversation with Kirsten McDougall
By Sarah Jane Barnett
A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
Read Time: 52 mins
In a searing, articulate and informed essay, Vaughan...
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A Patriarchal Parade: Sexism in Aotearoa New Zealand Literature
By Vaughan Rapatahana
Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
Read Time: 7 mins
Briar Lawry reads Pip Adam's The New Animals, and...
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Don't Get Comfortable: A review of The New Animals
By Briar Lawry
Pantograph Picks: National Poetry Day 2017
Read Time: 6 mins
Pantograph Picks for National Poetry Day 2017
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Pantograph Picks: National Poetry Day 2017
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Uneasy Territory: Tim Neale's Wild Articulations
Read Time: 10 mins
We talk to Tim Neale about his book on colonial legacies...
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Uneasy Territory: Tim Neale's Wild Articulations
By Joe Nunweek
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A conversation with Reni Eddo-Lodge
Read Time: 20 mins
Saziah Bashir talks to journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge...
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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: A conversation with Reni Eddo-Lodge
By Saziah Bashir
‘I am a Pākehā because I live in a Māori country’: Pākehā Identity and the North Island Myth
Read Time: 23 mins
Michael Grimshaw asks what it means to be a Pākehā...
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‘I am a Pākehā because I live in a Māori country’: Pākehā Identity and the North Island Myth
By Michael Grimshaw
Two cheers for democracy: A review of Manifesto Aotearoa
Read Time: 8 mins
Tim Upperton spends time with Manifesto Aotearoa:...
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Two cheers for democracy: A review of Manifesto Aotearoa
By Tim Upperton
Home: New Writing Giveaway
Read Time: 1 min
We have three copies of Home: New Writing to give...
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Home: New Writing Giveaway
By Pantograph Punch
Suffering is Optional
Read Time: 13 mins
In this moving essay, Sarah Jane Barnett writes about...
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Suffering is Optional
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Mothers and Daughters: A review of Family History
Read Time: 6 mins
Airini Beautrais reviews Johanna Emeney's new collection...
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Mothers and Daughters: A review of Family History
By Airini Beautrais
Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
Read Time: 5 mins
'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
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Spec-Fic Month: 'The National Conversation' by Victor Billot
By Victor Billot
Keeping it Geek: Highlights from LexiCon
Read Time: 5 mins
As part of Spec-Fic Month, Elizabeth Heritage reports...
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Keeping it Geek: Highlights from LexiCon
By Elizabeth Heritage
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with Karen Healey & Rhydian Thomas
Read Time: 19 mins
During June 2017, we're celebrating the fantastical...
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Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with Karen Healey & Rhydian Thomas
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Milk Island
Read Time: 24 mins
Read an excerpt from Rhydian Thomas' debut novel,...
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Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Milk Island
By Rhydian Thomas
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from When We Wake
Read Time: 17 mins
An excerpt from Karen Healey's dystopian novel, When...
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Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from When We Wake
By Karen Healey
Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with James McNaughton & Darian Smith
Read Time: 26 mins
During June 2017, we're celebrating the fantastical...
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Spec-Fic Month: A Conversation with James McNaughton & Darian Smith
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
Read Time: 14 mins
Read an excerpt from James McNaughton's new novel,...
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Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
By James McNaughton
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Starlight's Children
Read Time: 19 mins
Read an excerpt from Darian Smith's new novel, Starlight...
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Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Starlight's Children
By Darian Smith
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