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Five poetry collections you've never read (or should again)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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'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
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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
Spec-Fic Month: 'The Great Wall (2016)' by Nina Powles
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The Great Wall (2016) by Nina Powles
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Spec-Fic Month: 'The Great Wall (2016)' by Nina Powles
By Nina Powles
Spec-Fic Month: New Zealand Speculative Fiction Roundup
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During June 2017, we're celebrating Aotearoa New Zealand...
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Spec-Fic Month: New Zealand Speculative Fiction Roundup
By Sarah Jane Barnett
A Year Found: A conversation with Catherine Chidgey
Read Time: 16 mins
Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett talked to Catherine...
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A Year Found: A conversation with Catherine Chidgey
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
Read Time: 38 mins
Joe Nunweek chats to Max Harris about his ambitious...
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Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
By Joe Nunweek
Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
Read Time: 15 mins
Andrew Dean considers his family's heritage as Jewish...
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Longing for a World Yet to Come: Nostalgia in Contemporary Politics
By Andrew Dean
Auckland Writers Festival 2017: Two Days From A Fangirl
Read Time: 24 mins
Books Editor Sarah Jane Barnett spends two days at...
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Auckland Writers Festival 2017: Two Days From A Fangirl
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Pantograph Picks: Auckland Writers Festival 2017
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The Pantograph Picks for the Auckland Writers Festival...
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Pantograph Picks: Auckland Writers Festival 2017
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Have You Heard This One?: New Zealand Writers on Tension
Read Time: 18 mins
In a three-part series, New Zealand writers tell us...
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Have You Heard This One?: New Zealand Writers on Tension
By Pantograph Punch
Antihero of Her Own Life: A conversation with Chris Kraus
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Sarah Jane Barnett talks to American writer and critic...
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Antihero of Her Own Life: A conversation with Chris Kraus
By Sarah Jane Barnett
It's About You: A review of Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality
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Lynn Davidson wondered if she was the right person...
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It's About You: A review of Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality
By Lynn Davidson
The Beautiful World: A Review of Some Things to Place in a Coffin
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Helen Lehndorf spends some time with Bill Manhire'...
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The Beautiful World: A Review of Some Things to Place in a Coffin
By Helen Lehndorf
Idiosyncratic Man O’War: A review of Blood Ties
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Vaughan Rapatahana reviews Blood Ties by Jeffrey Paparoa...
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Idiosyncratic Man O’War: A review of Blood Ties
By Vaughan Rapatahana
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