Leonard Bell is associate professor of art history at the University of Auckland. His writings on cross-cultural interactions and representations and the work of travelling, migrant and refugee artists and photographers have been published in New Zealand, Britain, the United States, Australia, Germany and the Czech Republic. He is author of Marti Friedlander, Colonial Constructs… Read More

A fine new thriller from John le Carré, even if we go back to a place we have been before and in reality very little happens. That may sound negative, but le Carré is such a fine writer that this is still an excellent thriller. For me, le Carré is a master plotter and this… Read More

Fred Dagg meets Mother Goose in this hilarious, Kiwi-fied version of popular children’s nursery rhymes. Award-winning author Peter Millett and illustrator Scott Tulloch have teamed up to create this clever read. The Grand Old Duke of York becomes The Grand Old Knight Sir Ed, Auckland Bridge, not London Bridge, is falling, and of course, there’s… Read More

Michael Cooper has 40 books and several major literary awards to his credit, including the Montana Medal for the supreme work of non-fiction at the 2003 Montana New Zealand Book Awards for his magnum opus, Wine Atlas of New Zealand.  In the 2004 New Year Honours, Michael was appointed an ONZM for services to wine… Read More

The telling of one of the most well-known stories in te ao Māori has been republished to appeal to the youngest of readers. The winner of the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a much-loved book, How Maui Slowed The Sun, is Peter Gossage’s telling of the tale. While the book had been around for a long time… Read More