The difference between actuality and fiction is principally one of exclusion. The short pieces that comprise No Relation test the potencies of this exclusion: how are characters, and how are readers, affected by what is not related, by what is withheld, by what has been potentised by exclusion or by the impossibility of inclusion?
A furry, quirky tale told in verse by Nelson poet Lindsay Pope with illustrations by Johanna Tyson.
Headwinds, Lindsay's first collection of poetry was was published in 2014 by Makaro Press.A reader was moved to comment that his poems are "full of warmth and wryness and h... read more
'You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fadeaYou'd never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his. To a knowing few, our names re... read more
An utterly compelling recreation of the events that led to one of the last executions in New Zealand.
Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fu... read more
|Awards:||Winner of The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize 2018 - Ockhams New Zealand Book Awards|
Carla, Sharon and Duey have worked in fashion for longer than they care to remember. For them, there's nothing new under the sun. They're Generation X: tired, cynical and sick of being used.
Tommy, Cal and Kurt are millennials. They've come from nowhere, but with their monied famil... read more
|Author:||Zarah Butcher McGunnigle, Courtney Sina Meredith, Uther Dean, Ashleigh Young, Guy Montgomery, Ruby Mae Hinepuni Solly, Alice May Connolly, Kirsten McDougall, Henry Cooke|
'Capturing snapshots and fragments, each piece seems to flow seamlessly to the next, canvassing a range of artists. Minicry reads like a series of half-heard conversations, intimate snippets of the most interesting, most eloquent voices at the party.'
Illustrated by... read more
In the case of Minicry, smallness is a gem, a very small zine that will fit into your wallet or purse. I suggest you carry a Minicry with you wherever you go. This special limited edition from the Mimicry literary journal team, is printed in three colours (blue, yellow and pink), hand stitched,... read more
If we don't have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present. Esther's grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, ... read more
All This by Chance is Vincent O'Sullivan's third novel, over a decade in the making. It follows a family over several generations from post-war England 1947 to Europe mid-2000s. Stephen escapes the full employment, good food and unbearable dullness of rural New Zealand for a grim post... read more
Mimicry is back at it again, publishing envelope-pushing art and literature by emerging and familiar NEw Zealand artists.
Featuring two brand new, never-before-published poems by Hera Lindsay Bird, co-written with upcoming poet Freya Daly Sadgrove, you won't want to miss o... read more
An extraordinary debut novel exploring the metaphysics of identity and mentalhealth, centering on a young Nigerian woman as she struggles to reconcile theproliferation of multiple selves within her.
|Awards:||>> WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 <<|
***WINNER OF THE 2018 AUDIE AWARD FOR AUDIOBOOK OF THE YEAR*** The long-awaited first novel from the author of Tenth of December: a moving and original father-son story featuring none other than Abraham Lincoln, as well as an unforgettable cast of supporting characters, living and ... read more
This is the most original and enjoyable novel to cross my path in recent times. George Saunders is an astounding writer whose gift for story-telling makes Lincoln in the Bardo a pleasure to read and thoroughly absorbing. Using first-hand accounts and a cacophony of voices (fro... read more
''Jesse Ball [is] among our most compelling and daring writers today.'' LA Review of Books When a widower receives notice from a doctor that he doesn''t have long to live, he is struck by the question of who will care for his adult son--a son whom he fiercely loves, a son with Down syndrome. With... read more
Census is a beautiful portrait of parental love. Jesse Ball’s novel is dedicated to his brother, who died at 24. As a child, the author believed he would be his sibling’s carer. In the forward, Ball talks about the difficulty of writing a book from the perspective of a Down Syndrome adult: how to... read more
Tom Spotswood (a.k.a. William McGinty) is an insurance investigator who has lost his socks, his suitcase, his career, his ex-wife and, most importantly, his son, Frank. He is being followed by Robert Valentine, the mysterious owner of the horse with no sperm; Alastair Shook... read more
Last weekend I had the pleasure of interviewing writer, film-maker and performer Duncan Sarkies at the Mapua Literary Festival. As part of my preparation I read The Demolition of the Century. This is a novel that skips along apace with its curious plot, wry observations, cl... read more