Radio book review no. 14 – The Caretaker of Imagination

Yes, last week was time for me to talk on the radio again about another fantastic book – this time around I chose The Caretaker of Imagination by ZR Southcombe. The Caretaker of Imagination is a kids chapter book from a wonderfully talented New Zealand author. Have a listen and then go buy the book […]

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Book review: Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan

Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan, Text Publishing, ISBN 9781922182722, RRP $26 Anyone who’s read Will Grayson, Will Grayson (hereafter known as WG, WG) knows the eponymous characters weren’t necessarily the star of that show, um, book. No, the star was definitely Tiny Cooper, WG1’s best friend and WG2’s short-term boyfriend. Tiny […]

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Book review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Ishiguro returns with an intriguing, infuriating masterpiece The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro, Faber & Faber, ISBN 9780571315048, RRP $36.99 It’s been ten years since Ishiguro’s last novel, Never Let Me Go*. Ten long years for Ishiguro fans like me. The announcement of a new novel was a welcome relief. The Buried Giant is the […]

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Literary giant Haruki Murakami headlines 2015 Auckland Writers Festival

One of the world’s most lauded and elusive literary greats, Haruki Murakami, will appear at this year’s Auckland Writers Festival which takes place from 13-17 May at the Aotea Centre. Exclusive to Auckland, Murakami will feature in one session only at the festival, on Saturday 16 May at 7.30pm. Festival director Anne O’Brien says Murakami’s […]

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