Scoop Review of Books

Archive for April, 2008

Community on the Verge of Extinction



Labour of love is a horribly hackneyed phrase, but it’s difficult to think of another that adequately sums up the exquisitely crafted work that is STOPOVER. Bruce Connew travelled to Fiji seven times over a period of as many years to record the lives of the Indo-Fijian community of Vatiyaka. Read more »

Five Books for Anzac Weekend

This week, with the country’s books pages filled with reviews of books released to coincide with ANZAC Day, we thought we would recommend five books documenting those brave souls that risked their lives and/or liberty resisting war. This is the first of an ongoing series of lists recommending five books on a theme. Upcoming lists include: Five Books that Made (and Keep) Me an Anarchist, by Sam Buchanan, and Five Comics that Changed My Life, by Tim Bollinger. Read more »

Booker Winner Ditches Listener Sub

SRB Picks of the Week 25 April

Booker prize-winner Keri Hulme hasn’t exactly flooded the world with words since snapping up the Booker with The Bone People, but she took the time last week to announce on a local website she wouldn’t be renewing her Listener subscription. Read more »

UN World Book and Copyright Day

Bookshops, libraries, schools, publishers, authors’ societies, cultural institutions in 100+ countries are holding events maarking the annual World Book and Copyright Day, designated by UNESCO to celebrate the enduring value of the written word.
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Nominate a Writer for PM’s Awards!

Readers, writers, groups and organisations are invited to nominate outstanding New Zealand writers in the three genres of poetry, fiction and non-fiction for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement 2008. Read more »

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