Category:

 Novel

Awards:Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize Winner - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

At the heart of Catherine Chidgey's extraordinary new novel is an enigmatic voice that tells the story of German families caught up in a nation's dream. It's 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent i... read more

Catherine Chidgey’s The Wish Child is a stunning portrayal of war-time Germany through the eyes of two children, Sieglinde, from a middle-class family in Berlin, and Erich, from a farm near Leipzig. Theirs is a story of secrets, fear and overwhelming loyalty – for both the right and wr... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560622
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
Special Fields
: Catherine Chidgey
: F
: en
: Paperback
: books
The Wish Child (PB)
$30.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Culture

Awards:Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction Winner of Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017 - General Non Ficion. 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, a boy with a rare skeletal disease, a stone-col... 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 unsuspected yet somehow deeply familiar are revealed and... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560769
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 21.00 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm
Special Fields
: Ashleigh Young
: F
: 824.92
: en
: Paperback
: books
Can You Tolerate This?
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Category:

 Art

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 upside down. A baby boy, two weeks in intensive ca... 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 personal take on our contemporary artists, as well a... read more

General Fields
: 9781869408589
: Auckland University Press
: auckland university press
: 210mm X 150mm
Special Fields
: Anthony Byrt
: colour illustrations
: A
: 709.2
: en
: Paperback
: books
This Model World: Travels to the Edge of Contemporary Art
$45.00(NZD) inc GST
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Category:

 Writing

Awards:Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction The E H McCormick Best First Book Award for General Non-Fiction - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

After the death of his brilliant, eccentric father, Adam Dudding went in search of the stories and secrets of a man who had been a loving parent and husband, but was also a tormented, controlling and at times cruel man.
Robin Dudding was the greatest New Zealand liter... read more

This is very, very good: a fascinating insight into the highly regarded literary editor Robin Dudding from the perspective of his son Adam. Editor, journalist, founder of the important and respected literary magazine Islands (1972-1988), editor of Landfall (1966-1972) and M... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560820
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 0.75000mm X 5.50000mm X 8.00000mm
Special Fields
: Adam Dudding
: F
: 993.092
: English
: Paperback
: books
My Father's Island: A Memoir
$35.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 3

Category:

 Poetry

Awards:Jesse Mckay Best First Book Award for Poetry - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Bird turns her prescient eye on love and loss, and what emerges is like a helicopter in fog... or a bejewelled Christmas sleigh, gliding triumphantly through the contemporary aesthetic desert... this is at once an intelligent and compelling fantasy of tenderness... heartbreaking a... read more

Before this book was published I was asked to interview Hera at last year’s Nelson Readers and Writers Festival. She had already achieved an enviable notoriety through the publication of some of her poems on-line, but by the time of the festival she had burst fully and extravagant... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560714
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 21.00 cmmm X 16.50 cmmm
Special Fields
: Hera Lindsay Bird
: F
: 112
: 821.92
: en
: Paperback
: books
Hera Lindsay Bird
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Art

Reading Level:General Adult
Awards:Illustrated Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts.
In this book, Simpson tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this 'Bloomsbury South' and the arts and artists that made it. Simpson bri... read more

General Fields
: 9781869408480
: Auckland University Press
: auckland university press
: 238mm X 200mm
Special Fields
: Peter Simpson
: D
: 709.9383
: en
: Hardback
: books
Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953
$70.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 History

Awards:Illustrated Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

What would a history of New Zealand look like that rejected Thomas Carlyle’s definition of history as ‘the biography of great men’, and focused instead on the experiences of women? One that shifted the angle of vision and examined the stages of this ... read more

A History of New Zealand Women is a major narrative history. Professor Barbara Brookes' achievement is phenomenal, spanning two centuries from 1814-2015. Looking at our society through the stories of women, the book tells the political and social history of New Zealan... read more

General Fields
: 9780908321452
: Bridget Williams Books
: Bridget Williams Books
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Barbara Brookes
: Paperback
: books
A History of New Zealand Women
$70.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 2

Category:

 Short Stories

Awards:Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Gathered from throughout Karl Stead's career, this collection is a reminder of his deft storytelling and literary power...These stories, linked by tone and feel, are clever, sensual, wry and beautifully written, with Stead's subtle sense of humour evident at e... read more

General Fields
: 9781877505812
: Allen & Unwin
: Allen & Unwin
: 234mm X 153mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: C. K. Stead
: 300
: en
: Paperback
: books
The Name on the Door is Not Mine
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Category:

 Poetry

Reading Level:General Adult
Awards:Poetry Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017

fit noun1. Also fytte.A section of a poem or song; a canto. obsolete exc. hist. OE. start noun2.A sudden burst of energy or activity; an outburst of emotion, madness, etc.; a flight of humour. Also, a  sudden broken utterance or sound. Now rare or obsolete. l16. (Shorter Oxford... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560615
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 210mm X 140mm
Special Fields
: Andrew Johnston
: F
: 88
: 821.92
: en
: Paperback
: books
Fits & Starts
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Category:

 Poetry

Awards:Poetry Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

Ask the god to open the house of your chestwide enough that your enemy may enter
ask aitu: lie down with memy heart is open as a window
ask aitu: walk with memy heart is younger than the sun
 —House
Tusiata Avia is an essential voice in New Zeal... read more

What Avia’s poems sometimes lack in subtlety they certainly make up for in vigour. Muscular, energetic, angry, mocking, sometimes bitter but shot through with sudden humour, the poems confront social, sexual, racial and political injustice, rape, trauma and the insecurity of feel... read more

General Fields
: 9781776560646
: Victoria University Press
: Victoria University Press
: 21.00 cmmm
Special Fields
: Tusiata Avia
: F
: 821.92
: en
: Paperback
: books
Fale Aitu: Spirit House
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Available Stock: 1

Category:

 History

Awards:Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

The pursuit of city life is one of the most important untold stories of New Zealand. The Big Smoke is the first comprehensive history to tell this story, presenting a dynamic and highly illustrated account of city life from 1840 to 1920.It explores such qu... read more

General Fields
: 9780947492434
: Bridget Williams Books
: Bridget Williams Books
: 240mm X 170mm
: New Zealand
Special Fields
: Ben Schrader
: 450
: 307.760993
: Paperback
: books
The Big Smoke: New Zealand Cities, 1840-1920
$60.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1

Category:

 Poetry

Reading Level:General Adult
Awards:Poetry Finalist - Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017.

This Paper Boat follows the author as he traces his own history through the lives and written fragments of Iris Wilkinson (aka Robin Hyde), his parents, and their parents, while examining the public and private rituals of institutions ranging from the military to the medical, and of ... read more

“I didn’t know anything about / the past except / for what the past has left me.” The strongest poems in this collection are the series which imagine the experiences of the poet’s parents in Singapore, China and New Zealand. The strong emotion that Kan unearths avoids the sentimental... read more

General Fields
: 9781869408459
: Auckland University Press
: auckland university press
: 210mm X 148mm
Special Fields
: Gregory Kan
: DC
: 821
: English
: Paperback
: books
This Paper Boat
$25.00(NZD) inc GST
Available Stock: 1