Who's who, where's where and what's what in the arts in Nelson.
|Awards:||Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017. 2017 Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction.|
Can You Tolerate This? is a collection of twenty-one personal essays by Ashleigh Young.
In this spirited and singular book, Young roams freely from preoccupation to preoccupation - Hamilton's 90s music scene, family histories, ... read more
Like some sort of contrast medium, Ashleigh Young’s prose penetrates the fissures and fine vessels of her experiences so that when the reader turns their attention to her texts, subtleties and depths and dimensions hitherto unsuspect... read more
Text by Steve Braunias, and photography by Peter Black, on the melancholy and beauty of New Zealand shops.
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Gordon Burn Prize 2016.|
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE CHOSEN AS 'BOOK OF THE YEAR' BY Observer Guardian Telegraph Irish Times New Statesman Times Literary Supplement Herald When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in h... read more
Description: Helen Garner is one of Australia's most important and most admired writers. She is revered for her fearless honesty in the pursuit of her craft. But Garner also courts controversy, not least because s... read more
A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand: Place and Adornment is the first comprehensive history of contemporary jewellery in Australia and Aotearoa New Ze... read more
From éclairs to soufflés and macaroons to madeleines, when it comes to desserts, no-one does it better than the French. Beautiful, elegant and delicious, French desserts are easy to create at home as only a few basic r... read more
|Awards:||Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.|
In April 2011, Anthony Byrt was living in Berlin and building a career as a critic, writing about contemporary art for magazines like frieze and Artforum International. Then one day his world turned upsid... read more
If you are looking to keep abreast of developments in contemporary NZ art, go no further than Anthony Byrt’s This Model World. Immensely readable, Byrt combines serious art discussion with his own persona... read more
Dance & Sport
'The bicycle is a time machine, a link to the past. But sometimes the bicycle also feels like a link to the future - not the future we once imagined, the one with flying cars and replicators, but more like the on... read more
In The Face: Cartography of The Void, Chris Abani has given us a brief memoir that is, in the best tradition of the genre, also an exploration of the very nature of identity. Abani meditates on his own face, beginning with h... read more
Lisa Reihana: Emissaries is a beautifully designed and exquisitely illustrated examination of one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most ambitious artworks, in Pursuit of Venus [infected], for its presentation at the 57th Venice Bie... read more