Features and Interviews

In Memory of Keri Hulme

Kelly Ana Morey on NZ literary icon and ANZL Fellow Keri Hulme

10/01/2022

Kelly Ana Morey on NZ literary icon and ANZL Fellow Keri Hulme


Best Books 2021

Top sellers, great reads and the ones that got away.

23/12/2021

Top sellers, great reads and the ones that got away.


Time Out Books’ NZ Bestsellers

For the week ending 19 December 2021

20/12/2021

For the week ending 19 December 2021


ANZL Round Table: Literary Legacies

‘My father would be so disappointed in me.’ Rachael King, Paula Morris, Sarah Shieff and Philip Temple on NZ literary legacies.

14/12/2021

‘My father would be so disappointed in me.’ Rachael King, Paula Morris, Sarah Shieff and Philip Temple on NZ literary legacies.


Time Out Books’ NZ Bestsellers

For the week ending 12 December 2021

13/12/2021

For the week ending 12 December 2021


Time Out Books’ NZ Bestsellers

For the week ending 5 December 2021

06/12/2021

For the week ending 5 December 2021


Time Out Books’ NZ Bestsellers

For the week ending 28 November 2021

29/11/2021

for the week ending 28 November


Fiction Writers’ Round Table 2021

'NZ literature is such a vast and varied thing' : the Ockhams 2021 Fiction Round Table.

03/05/2021

‘NZ literature is such a vast and varied thing’ : the Ockhams 2021 Fiction Round Table.


Ockham NZ Book Awards Finalists

Who’s in - and how you can read extracts.

22/03/2021

Who’s in – and how you can read extracts.


The room where it happened

Ockhams fiction judge Mark Broatch comes clean.

15/05/2020

‘It was impossible to avoid the conspiracy theories’ – Mark Broatch on judging this year’s Ockhams.


Ockham NZ Book Awards: Shocks and Stats

Lockdown Ockhams Shockers: Tom Moody investigates.

14/05/2020

Lockdown Ockhams Shockers: Tom Moody investigates.


Writers’ Round Table | 2020

Rough guides, truest voices: the Ockhams 2020 Fiction Round Table.

13/05/2020

Rough guides, truest voices: the Ockhams 2020 Fiction Round Table.


The Interview: Vincent O’Sullivan

Vincent O'Sullivan on the drive to write, the contradictions of fiction, and the dangers of lingering in the poetry hot-house.

06/04/2020

‘I’m sceptical about any group who want others to regard them as special.’


Listen, Memory

David Howard learns how to appear in Ulyanovsk, City of Literature.

27/02/2020

David Howard learns how to appear in Ulyanovsk, City of Literature.


Our Many Pasts: Historical Fiction

Thom Conroy asks: is historical fiction New Zealand’s defining genre?

28/08/2019

Thom Conroy asks: is historical fiction New Zealand’s defining genre?


A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley by Elspeth Sandys

Elspeth Sandys illuminates the life of an extraordinary New Zealander.

28/08/2019

Elspeth Sandys illuminates the life of an extraordinary New Zealander.


Writers’ Round Table | May 2019

Writers' Round Table: the fiction finalists at the Ockham NZ Book Awards discuss influences, indignation, politics and passions.

09/05/2019

Writers’ Round Table: the fiction finalists at the Ockham NZ Book Awards discuss influences, indignation, politics and passions.


The Immersion Method

Maxine Alterio on researching novels at home and abroad.

18/04/2019

Maxine Alterio on researching novels at home and abroad.


The Interview – C.K. Stead

Karl Stead and Mark Broatch discuss crossing lines, carrying on and writing well.

08/03/2019

‘I’m basically cheerful’. Stead at 86, on the work of a lifetime.


Display It Like You Stole It: Letter from London

‘If Oceania is a continent, then it is a continent as complex as Europe’. David Eggleton in London for the Royal Academy of Art’s ‘blockbuster’ show.

06/03/2019

‘If Oceania is a continent, then it is a continent as complex as Europe’. David Eggleton in London for the Royal Academy of Art’s ‘blockbuster’ show.


Why Aren’t You Reading Queer?

Celebrate Pride month with an LGBTQI book.

04/02/2019

Celebrate Pride month with an LGBTQI book.​


Letter from Europe

Fiona Kidman on a ‘split personality’ in London and Paris.

31/07/2018

Fiona Kidman on a ‘split personality’ in London and Paris.


The Pony Club

Owen Marshall's 2017 New Zealand Book Council Lecture

25/07/2018

Owen Marshall’s 2017 New Zealand Book Council Lecture


Fiction and Factions: the Political Novel in New Zealand

Fiona Farrell: What makes a work of the imagination ‘political’?

26/05/2018

What makes a work of the imagination ‘political’?


'There’s a kind of heaven that comes from hearing another writer interpret the mysteries of process' - Tracey Slaughter

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