Scoop Review of Books

Archive for October, 2008

Unity Books September Bestsellers

Age of the Warrior by Robert Fisk, Harper Collins
Six Pack Three NZ BOOK MONTH Random House
When Will There Be Good News by Kate Atkinson, Doubleday
10 PM Question by Kate De Goldi, Longacre (NZ)
Awa Book of NZ Science by Rebecca Priestley, Awa Press Read more »

Massey Scholars Shed Light on Robin Hyde

Media Release
A just-launched book of critical essays on Robin Hyde, author of the renowned novel The Godwits Fly and a prolific poet, political columnist, travel writer and war correspondent, reflects growing interest in a remarkable writer overlooked in her own lifetime, says its editor Dr Mary Paul. Read more »

‘Intense Vision of the Facts’

The Big O Revisited by Martin Edmond
Soapbox Press, Auckland, 2008. Reviewed by SCOTT HAMILTON

Over the last three decades Martin Edmond has worked energetically in a range of literary genres. In the 1970s he was a member of Red Mole, a globetrotting theatrical troupe that mixed avant-garde technique with rock ‘n roll attitude. In the 1980s Edmond won praise for his screenplays, and since the early ‘90s he has published a series of acclaimed books which blend autobiography with thick slices of social and cultural history. Read more »

How the Markets Really Work

Pick of the Week

Comedians John Bird and John Fortune background the financial crisis. Read more »

A Long Way from Home


Poem of the Week: A Long Way From Home
From: The Rocky Shore by Jenny Bornholdt

Victoria University Press, October 2008

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