• Absolute Book
    Absolute Book
    ISBN: 9781776562305
    Title: Absolute Book
    Author: KNOX ELIZABETH

    Taryn Cornick believes that the past is behind her - her sister's death by violence, and her own ill-concieved revenge. She has chosen to live a life more professional than personal. She has written a book about the things that threaten libraries - insects, damp, light, fire, carelessness and uncaring. The book is a success, but not all of the attention it brings her is good. There are questions about a fire in the library at Princes Gate, her grandparents' house, and about an ancient scroll box known as the Firestarter. A policeman, Jacob Berger, has questions about a cold case. There are threatening phone calls. And a shadowy young man named Shift appears, bringing his shadows with him. Taryn, Jacob, Shift - three people are driven towards a reckoning felt in more than one world. The Absolute Book is an epic fantasy, intimate in tone. A book where hidden treasures are recovered; where wicked things people think they've shaken from their trails find their scent again. A book about beautiful societies founded on theft and treachery, and one in which dead sisters are a living force. It is a book of journeys and returns, set in London, Norfolk, and the Wye Valley; in Auckland, New Zealand; in the Island of Apples and Summer Road of the Sidhe; at Hell's Gate; in the Tacit with its tombs; and in the hospitals and train stations of Purgatory. Cover: Catherine Nelson, Lost (2014). `The master is present. To read Knox on such a huge canvas - to be immersed in her worlds, wrapped in her intelligence and craft so completely - is an experience not be missed. Lessing, Le Guin, Knox - books where the best hearts meet the best minds meet the best imaginations are few and far between. The Absolute Book is a triumph of fantasy grounded in the reality and challenges of the moment we live in.' -Pip Adam

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Aotearotica #4
    Aotearotica #4
    ISBN: 9780274010218
    Title: Aotearotica #4
    Author: BORROWDALE LAURA (EDITOR)

    Yet another slickly presented, beautifully styled journal filled with exciting and thoughtful art and writing about sex and gender. But come on... that's what you expect from us.

    Featuring writing from Katherine Baltimore, Laura Borrowdale, Erin Harrington, Lana Lopesi, T.C. Mills, Sam Riviere, Che/r Silva, Lena Tichy, Chris Tse, NJ van Vugt and Will Whiten.

    Images by Michael Bergt, Wolfgang Fritz, Samuel Gold, Ahilapalapa Rands, Kylah Reed, Filippo Spinelli, Synaesthetics Illustration and featuring Kfir Toledano (cover).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Aotearotica #6
    Aotearotica #6
    ISBN: 9781190408174
    Title: Aotearotica #6
    Author: BORROWDALE LAURA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Aotearotica #7
    Aotearotica #7
    ISBN: 9780200108936
    Title: Aotearotica #7
    Author: BORROWDALE LAURA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Black Marks on the White Page
    Black Marks on the White Page
    ISBN: 9780143770299
    Title: Black Marks on the White Page
    Author: IHIMAERA WITI & MAKERETI TINA EDS

    A stunning collection of Oceanic stories for the 21st century. Stones move, whale bones rise out of the ground like cities, a man figures out how to raise seven daughters alone. Sometimes gods speak or we find ourselves in a not-too-distant future. Here are the glorious, painful, sharp and funny 21st century stories of Maori and Pasifika writers from all over the world. Vibrant, provocative and aesthetically exciting, these stories expand our sense of what is possible in Indigenous Oceanic writing. Witi Ihimaera and Tina Makereti present the very best new and uncollected stories and novel excerpts, creating a talanoa, a conversation, where the stories do the talking. And because our commonalities are more stimulating than our differences, the anthology also includes guest work from an Aboriginal Australian writer, and several visual artists whose work speaks to similar kaupapa. Join us as we deconstruct old theoretical maps and allow these fresh Black Marks on the White Page to expand our perception of the Pacific world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Brief 53: 1995-2015
    Brief 53: 1995-2015
    ISBN: 1154301120151
    Title: Brief 53: 1995-2015
    Author: WILD ALEX (ED)


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Broadsheet #24
    Broadsheet #24
    ISBN: 1178780801229
    Title: Broadsheet #24
    Author: PIRIE MARK ED

    Featuring Nick Ascroft plus Corin Black, Kay McKenzie Cooke, Michael Duffet (USA), David Eggleton, David Karena-Holmes, Margaret Jeune, Mark Pirie, Jenny Powell, Blair Reeve, Richard Reeve, Laura Solomon, Eileen Van Trigt, C A J Williams.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Changeover
    Changeover
    ISBN: 9781869713553
    Title: Changeover
    Author: MAHY MARGARET

    Carnegie medal-winning supernatural romance from Margaret Mahy. The face in the mirror. From the moment she saw it, Laura Chant knew that something dreadful was going to happen. It wasn't the first time she'd been forewarned. But never before had anything so terrible happened. The horrifyingly evil Carmody Braque touched and branded her little brother - and now Jacko was very ill, getting steadily worse. There was only one way to save him. Laura had to change over: had to release her supernatural powers. And that meant joining forces with the extraordinary and enigmatic Sorenson Carlisle...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Fake Baby
    Fake Baby
    ISBN: 9780143774631
    Title: Fake Baby
    Author: MCDAID AMY

    Fake Baby is a tender and funny exploration of the power of words, our perception of resilience and what it means to be real.

    Nine Days.

    One City.

    Three Oddballs.

    Stephen's dead father is threatening to destroy the world. If Stephen commits the ultimate sacrifice and throws himself into the harbour, he will save humanity. The last thing he needs is a Jehovah's Witness masquerading as a schoolboy and an admission to a mental health facility.
    *
    Jaanvi steals a life-like doll called James and cares for him as if he were her dead baby. Her husband demands she return him. But she and James have already bonded, and it's nobody's business how she decides to grieve.
    *
    Lucas, pharmacist and all-round nice guy, is having one of the worst weeks of his life. His employees forgot his birthday, his mother's gone manic, and now his favourite customer is in hospital because of a medication error he made. Can he make things right? Or is life all downhill after forty?

    'A darkly funny satire that's both moving and wise.' - Paula Morris

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Fresh Ink: A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa NZ 2019
    Fresh Ink: A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa NZ 2019
    ISBN: 9780473489281
    Title: Fresh Ink: A Collection of Voices from Aotearoa NZ 2019
    Author: VARIOUS

    From the historical to the fantastical, the real to the surreal, this exciting anthology of New Zealand fiction, poetry, and artwork presents the varied voices and styles of New Zealand writing at its best - exhibiting work from established and award-winning authors as well as some lively 'fresh ink' from previously unpublished literary voices. The second in this popular series, Fresh Ink 2019 is collated by James George.


    CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Crispin Anderlini, Vivienne Bailey, Manu Berry, Madeleine Child, Wendy Clarke, Jenny Clay, Anne Curran, Hannah Davison, Alexandra Fraser, Katie Furze, Michael Giacon, Peter Graham, J.A. Grierson, Claire Hagan, Jacob Hagan, Sandi Hall, Trisha Hanifin, Kayleen Hazlehurst, Edna Heled, Paul Hewlett, Feby Idrus, Lincoln Jaques, Anna Knox, Clare Marcie, Lorraine Marson, Helen McNeil, Elizabeth McRae, Jacquie McRae, Dave Moore, Denise O'Hagan, Christina O'Reilly, Maris O'Rourke, Nataliya Oryshchuk, Janet Pates, Karen Phillips, Edith Poor, Garth Powell, Kirsty Powell, Vaughan Rapatahana, Gillian Roach, Emma Robinson, Henrica Schieving, Tina Shaw, Olivia Spooner, Andrew Stiggers, Ellie Stiggers, Jessica Thomas, Lee Tupuola-Madsen, Kathryn van Beek, Suzie Watt, Sally Wilkins, M.A. Wilkins, Lisa Williams, Briana Woolliams, and Johnathan Worrall.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Griffith Review 43 Pacific Highways
    Griffith Review 43 Pacific Highways
    ISBN: 9781922182241
    Title: Griffith Review 43 Pacific Highways
    Author: JONES LLOYD & SCHULTZ JULIANNE ED


    Migration, demographic changes and new cultural references are reshaping New Zealand. It is fast becoming a hub where Pacific and Tasman currents meet. As a result, New Zealand is changing, in response to surging tides of people and ideas.


    Pacific Highways explores and maps the new New Zealand, in the words of the country's finest writers, including Kate de Goldi, C. K. Stead, Bernard Beckett, Owen Marshall, Hinemoana Baker and many more.


    This collection of original essays, memoir, poetry, fiction and reportage will challenge the way you think about New Zealand. From reports from the Kiwi Diaspora in Australia, to a consideration of the growing Asian economic and cultural influence and the contribution of Pacific society to the arts and sports, this portrait of New Zealand takes you beyond the tourist brochures to something truly original.


    This edition co-edited by Lloyd Jones and Julianne Schultz, with support from Creative New Zealand.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Journal of Urgent Writing Vol.1 2016
    Journal of Urgent Writing Vol.1 2016
    ISBN: 9780994130068
    Title: Journal of Urgent Writing Vol.1 2016
    Author: LEGAT NICOLA (EDITOR)

    * Mike Joy on the making of a river radical
    * David Hall on whether Green Growth is an oxymoron
    * James Chapman on why so many kids can’t read
    * Ridvan Firestone on why we have to think differently about Pasifika people and obesity
    * Mike Grimshaw on why Christchurch has got it all wrong
    * Richard Shaw on why the kids don’t vote
    * Claire Robinson in praise of grey hair
    * Wayne Barrar on the fascinating world of diatoms (with extraordinary photos)
    * Peter Meihana on why Maori have never been privileged
    * Krushil Watene on a different way to think about who owns water
    * Jeffrey McNeill on the secrets of the Messines battlefield
    * Chris Gallavin on a new way of looking at murder
    * Teena Brown Pulu on the complicated life of young people who are of Pasifika and Maori heritage
    * Jarrod Gilbert on gangs, lies and statistics
    * Paula Morris on the end of long road in Denmark
    * Paul Thomas on our slide into shallowness
    * David Slack on turning 60
    * Dan Salmon on why you shouldn’t eat tuna
    Famous voices. Fresh voices. Impassioned writing. Lyrical writing

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Landfall 233: 70th Anniversary Issue
    Landfall 233: 70th Anniversary Issue
    ISBN: 9780947522520
    Title: Landfall 233: 70th Anniversary Issue
    Author: EGGLETON DAVID (EDITOR)

    Featured Artists Chris Corson-Scott, Heather Straka, Jenna Packer, Samuel Harrison Writers Aimee-Jane Anderson-O'Connor, Nick Ascroft, Claire Baylis, Miro Bilbrough, Victoria Broome, Iain Britton, Owen Bullock, Christine Burrows, Brent Cantwell, Marisa Cappetta, Joanna Cho, Stephanie Christie, Makyla Curtis, Doc Drumheller, Mark Edgecombe, Lynley Edmeades, Johanna Emeney, Riemke Ensing, Ciaran Fox, Michael Gould, Sarah Grout, Shen Haobo, Paula Harris, Ren#65533; Harrison, Stephen Higginson, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman, Amanda Hunt, Anna Jackson, Ted Jenner, Anne Kennedy, Erik Kennedy, Jessica Le Bas, Wes Lee, Michele Leggott, Carolyn McCurdie, Robert McLean, Fardowsa Mohamed, Kavita Ivy Nandan, Emma Neale, Piet Nieuwland, Claire Orchard, Bob Orr, Jenny Powell, Chris Price, Helen Rickerby, Ron Riddell, L.E. Scott, Iain Sharp, Charlotte Simmonds, Peter Simpson, Tracey Slaughter, Laura Solomon, Barry Southam, Matafanua Tamatoa, Philip Temple, Dunstan Ward, Elizabeth Welsh, Sue Wootton, Mark Young, Karen Zelas.

    Reviews Paul Moon on Artefacts of Encounter, eds Nick Thomas et al. Kristyn Harman on Mothers' Darlings of the South Pacific, eds Judith A. Bennett & Angela Wanhalla Edmund Bohan on The Big Smoke: New Zealand cities 1840-1920 by Ben Schrader Chris Else on My Father's Island by Adam Dudding James Norcliffe on Beside Herself by Chris Price and Fits and Starts by Andrew Johnston Airini Beautrais on Playing for Both Sides: Love across the Tasman by Stephanie Johnson and Late Love: Sometimes doctors need saving as much as their patients by Glenn Colquhoun Peter Bland on Selected Poems by Gordon Challis Murray Edmond on Shooting Gallery by Wes Lee Erena Johnson on Lucky Punch by Simone Kaho and is Explains Everything by Richard von Sturmer Jeffrey Paparoa Holman on The Collected Poems of Alistair Te Ariki Campbell


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Landfall 235: Autumn 2018
    Landfall 235: Autumn 2018
    ISBN: 9781988531243
    Title: Landfall 235: Autumn 2018
    Author: NEALE EMMA (ED)

    What's inside

    • Results and winning essay from the 2018 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Award

    • First issue edited by award-winning writer Emma Neale

    Featured Artists

    Kathryn Madill, Russ Flatt, Penny Howard
    Awards and Competitions

    Results and winning essays from the 2018 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Award, and judge’s report by Emma Neale.
    Writers

    Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, Nick Ascroft, Joseph Barbon, Airini Beautrais, Tony Beyer, Mark Broatch, Danny Bultitude, Brent Cantwell, Rachel Connor, Ruth Corkill, Mark Edgecombe, Lynley Edmeades, Johanna Emeney, Bonnie Etherington, Jess Fiebig, Meagan France, Kim Fulton, Isabel Haarhaus, Bernadette Hall, Michael Hall, Rebecca Hawkes, Aaron Horrell, Jac Jenkins, Erik Kennedy, Brent Kininmont, Wen-Juenn Lee, Zoë Meager, Alice Miller, Dave Moore, Art Nahill, Janet Newman, Charles Olsen, Joanna Preston, Jessie Puru, Jeremy Roberts, Derek Schulz, Sarah Scott, Charlotte Simmonds, Tracey Slaughter, Elizabeth Smither, Rachael Taylor, Lynette Thorstensen, James Tremlett, Tam Vosper, Dunstan Ward, Susan Wardell, Sugar Magnolia Wilson
    Reviews

    Landfall Review Online: books recently reviewed
    Chris Else on Moonshine Eggs by Russell Haley
    Stephanie Johnson on Decline and Fall on Savage Street by Fiona Farrell
    Owen Marshall on Tess by Kirsten McDougall
    Chris Tse on What Is Left Behind by Tom Weston; Rumpelstiltskin Blues by John Adams; Tales of the Waihorotiu by Carin Smeaton
    Ray Grover on Phoney Wars: New Zealand society in the Second World War by Stevan Eldred-Grigg with Hugh Eldred-Grigg
    Genevieve Scanlan on Hoard by Fleur Adcock; Field Notes by Mary Cresswell; Luminescent by Nina Powles
    Philip Temple on Edmund Hillary: A biography by Michael Gill
    Tom Brooking on Totara: A natural and cultural history by Philip Simpson

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Landfall 236: Aotearoa NZ Arts & Letters
    Landfall 236: Aotearoa NZ Arts & Letters
    ISBN: 9781988531557
    Title: Landfall 236: Aotearoa NZ Arts & Letters
    Author: NEALE EMMA (EDITOR)

    Results and winning essay from the Landfall Essay Competition 2018 • Results from Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2018 FEATURED ARTISTS John Z Robinson, Justin Spiers, Susan Te Kahurangi King AWARDS & COMPETITIONS Results and winning essays from the Landfall Essay Competition 2018, with judge’s report by Emma Neale, and results from the Caselberg Trust International Poetry Prize 2018, with judge’s report by David Eggleton WRITERS Philip Armstrong, Jane Arthur, Tusiata Avia, Antonia Bale, Tony Beyer, Victor Billot, Madeleine Child, Thom Conroy, Jodie Dalgleish, Doc Drumheller, Breton Dukes, Ciaran Fox, David Gregory, Michael Hall, René Harrison, Siobhan Harvey, Trevor Hayes, Kerry Hines, Joy Holley, Elizabeth Kirkby-McLeod, Megan Kitching, Jessica Le Bas, Therese Lloyd, Jess MacKenzie, Frankie McMillan, Alice Miller, Michael Mintrom, Lissa Moore, James Norcliffe, Heidi North, Jilly O’Brien, Vincent O’Sullivan, Aiwa Pooamorn, John Prins, Lindsay Rabbitt, essa may ranapiri, Sudha Rao, Richard Reeve, Harry Ricketts, Alan Roddick, Derek Schulz, Di Starrenburg, Jillian Sullivan, John Summers, Jasmine Taylor, Angela Trolove, Iain Twiddy, Bryan Walpert, Susan Wardell, Rose Whitau, C.A.J. Williams, Briar Wood, Helen Yong REVIEWS Landfall Review Online: books recently reviewed Mark Broatch on This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman Tom Brooking on Strangers Arrive by Leonard Bell Janet Charman on Telling the Real Story by Erin Mercer Gail Pittaway on Gabriel’s Bay by Catherine Roberston Gina Cole on Free Love by Sia Figiel Michael Harlow on Athens to Aotearoa, eds. Diana Burton, Simon Perris and Jeff Tatum Emma Gattey, Awhina Clarke-Tahana and Jacinta Ruru on Juridical Encounters by Shaunnagh Dorsett Published with the assistance of Creative New Zealand Order

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Landfall 239
    Landfall 239
    ISBN: 9781988592435
    Title: Landfall 239
    Author: NEALE EMMA (EDITED BY)


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Maori Oral Tradition: He Korero No Te Ao Tawhito
    Maori Oral Tradition: He Korero No Te Ao Tawhito
    ISBN: 9781869408619
    Title: Maori Oral Tradition: He Korero No Te Ao Tawhito
    Author: MCRAE JANE

    Maori oral tradition is the rich, poetic record of the past handed down by voice over generations through whakapapa, whakatauk?, k'rero and waiata. In genealogies and sayings, histories, stories and songs, M'ori tell of `te ao tawhito¿ or the old world: the gods, the migration of the Polynesian ancestors from Hawaiki and life here in Aotearoa. A voice from the past, today this remarkable record underpins the speeches, songs and prayers performed on marae and the teaching of tribal genealogies and histories. Indeed, the oral tradition underpins M'ori culture itself. This book introduces readers to the distinctive oral style and language of the traditional compositions, acknowledges the skills of the composers of old and explores the meaning of their striking imagery and figurative language. And it shows how ng? k'rero tuku iho ¿ the inherited words ¿ can be a deep well of knowledge about the way of life, wisdom and thinking of the M'ori ancestors."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Mimicry #5 Autumn 2019
    Mimicry #5 Autumn 2019
    ISBN: 2463646052013
    Title: Mimicry #5 Autumn 2019
    Author: HUNTER HOLLY ED

    Like dipping your head into a gradient sunburst.
    A pile of things we unwished, Tim the Tool-Man Taylor, a sea of microplastics, an ancient admin job, titillated architects, a fridge stacked with Mountain Dew, memes for anxious teens, a template for modern living, palms read as roadmaps, the forgotten MH370, realising we are in a snowglobe: this is issue five.

    Partnering with Wellington creative media collective Mouthfull Productions, Mimicry presents a high-octane issue of electric art, poetry, prose, photography and music from some of Aotearoa’s best emerging artists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Mimicry Journal #2
    Mimicry Journal #2
    ISBN: 24636460
    Title: Mimicry Journal #2
    Author: HUNTER HOLLY ED


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Minarets Issue 10
    Minarets Issue 10
    ISBN: 1709201923819
    Title: Minarets Issue 10
    Author: BARNETT SARAH JANE ED

    Hurrah for arbitrary numerical milestones! The tenth issue of New Zealand’s
    premier marginal poetry journal is here!
    Assembled by seasoned editor Sarah Jane Barnett, this collection is an
    incisive glimpse into what our contemporary poets are capable of. Expansive
    prose poems, taught verse, experimental procedures, historical reckoning,
    borderline dangerous humour, and deadly seriousness, we promise. The
    pages are graced by both establishing and emerging writers, with words from
    these shores as well as overseas.
    Issue 10 features poetry by essa may ranapiri, Elizabeth Welsh, Erik
    Kennedy, Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor, Louise Wallace, Joan
    Fleming, Travis Tate (US), jackson Nieuwland, Eliana Gray, Rachel
    O’Neill, and art by Toyah Webb.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Palemia: Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi of Samoa - A Memoir
    Palemia: Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi of Samoa - A Memoir
    ISBN: 9781776561155
    Title: Palemia: Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi of Samoa - A Memoir
    Author: SWAIN PETER

    Palemia tells the story of how a boy from an isolated village grew up to become Prime Minister of Samoa. It follows his journey from Lepa to Apia, Wellington, Brussels, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, London, New York and many other international destinations, always returning to Lepa and the Fa‘asamoa that shaped him.

    Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi is Samoa’s longest-serving Prime Minister. His premiership has been marked by political and economic crises, natural disasters, regional tensions and local challenges. Tuila'epa’s political career started during turbulent times but has resulted in an unprecedented period of political stability and economic development through his leadership in modernising the economy, improving education and health and reducing poverty in Samoa.

    Palemia captures the voice, documents the life, and places in context a record of the most significant Samoan political leader of this generation, and contains many useful insights into the social, cultural and economic development of Samoa and the wider Pacific region.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Some Other Country: NZ's Best Short Stories New Ed
    Some Other Country: NZ's Best Short Stories New Ed
    ISBN: 9780864735881
    Title: Some Other Country: NZ's Best Short Stories New Ed
    Author: MANHIRE BILL & MCLEOD MARION ED

    First published in 1984, SOME OTHER COUNTRY quickly became established as New Zealand's essential single-volume anthology of short stories, and has since been enjoyed by many thousands of visitors, students and readers of all kinds. Now this fourth edition adds four new writers, bringing the collection completely up to date with the diverse energies of New Zealand life and writing. The country to be found in these pages is not the place depicted in glossy picture books or economic profiles. But it is a real place, composed of that blend of accuracy and vision which only the imagination, committed to language and experience, can supply. It is the New Zealand of Janet Frame and Katherine Mansfield, of Frank Sargeson and Maurice Gee, of Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace. SOME OTHER COUNTRY is a collection of stories from the body of New Zealand writing that began with the work of the young expatriate writer, Katherine Mansfield. It includes well-known stories by major writers including Vincent O'Sullivan, Joy Cowley, C. K. Stead, Owen Marshall and Keri Hulme, alongside stories by writers who have come into prominence in the last 20 years, such as Barbara Anderson, Fiona Farrell, Emily Perkins, Damien Wilkins and Alice Tawhai. SOME OTHER COUNTRY represents the editors' choice of simply 'the best we could find'.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Some Things to Place in a Coffin
    Some Things to Place in a Coffin
    ISBN: 9781776561056
    Title: Some Things to Place in a Coffin
    Author: MANHIRE BILL

    Bill Manhire’s first new collection of poems for seven years takes its title from his elegy for his close friend the painter Ralph Hotere, who died in 2013. At its heart is the sequence ‘Known Unto God’, commissioned for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. These are poems of memory and mortality, which are also full of jokes and good tunes.

    Some Things to Place in a Coffin is published simultaneously with Tell Me My Name, Bill Manhire’s new poetry + photographs + CD collaboration with composer Norman Meehan, singer Hannah Griffin and photographer Peter Peryer.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Southern Jimmy
    Southern Jimmy
    ISBN: 9780473465100
    Title: Southern Jimmy
    Author: KELLY ROBERT

    From the cells of the Old Bailey to the shores of Port Jackson, and the Foveaux Strait of New Zealand, a young Irish youth overcomes the odds to settle eventually in Southland, New Zealand. This story is based on the lives of Invercargill's first settler family.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Sport 44
    Sport 44
    ISBN: 0243290220165
    Title: Sport 44
    Author: BARROWMAN FERGUS ED


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Sport 44
    Sport 44
    ISBN: 1243290220165
    Title: Sport 44
    Author: BARROWMAN FERGUS ED


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Sport 46
    Sport 46
    ISBN: 9781776562343
    Title: Sport 46
    Author: BARROWMAN FERGUS & MCDOUGALL KIRSTEN & YOUNG (EDS)

    Bill Manhire interviewed by Anna Smaill, plus six poems.

    Comic 'My Ten Guitars' by Barry Linton, with a note by Tim Bollinger.

    Essays by Pip Adam, Geoff Cochrane, Lynn Davidson, Lynn Jenner, Rose Lu, Dean Parker, Giovanni Tiso

    Fictoin by Antonia Bale, Airini Beautrais, Zoe Higgins, Anthony Lapwood, Eamonn Marra, Hannah Mettner, Clare Moleta, Rachel O'Neill. Ursula Robinson-Shaw, Maria Sameula, Michelle Taylor

    Poetry by Jane Arthur, Morgan bach, Sarah Jane Barnett, Nikki-Lee Birdsey, Jenny Bornholdt, Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle, Ruth Corkill, Uther Dean, Lynley Edmeades, Rata Gordon, Rebecca Hawkes, Andrew johnston, Erik Kennedy, Brent Kininmont, Eleaner Rose King Merton, Emma Neale, Gregory O'Brien, Claire Orchard, Justin Paton, essa may ranapiri, Freya Daly Sadgrove, Frances Samuel, Kerrin P. Sharpe, Steven Toussaint, Oscar Upperton, Louise Wallace, Sugar Magnolia Wilson, Ashleigh Young

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Sport 47
    Sport 47
    ISBN: 9781776562954
    Title: Sport 47
    Author: TIBBLE TAYI (ED.)

    Edited by Tayi Tibble, with Fergus Barrowman, Kirsten McDougall and Ashleigh Young.



    A Wananga with Patricia Grace and Anahera Gildea



    Plus new fiction, poetry and essays by

    Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor

    Hana Pera Aoake

    Tusiata Avia

    Airini Beautrais

    Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle

    Vanessa Crofskey

    Alayne Dick

    Sam Duckor Jones

    Anahera Gildea

    Eliana Gray

    Isabel Haarhaus

    Jordan Hamel

    Rebecca Hawkes

    Nicole Titihuia Hawkins

    Emma Hislop

    Joy Holley

    Patrick Hunn

    Nadine Anne Hura

    Ash Davida Jane

    Claudia Jardine

    Erik Kennedy

    Catarina de Peters Leitão

    Talia Marshall

    Anna McAllister

    Eleanor Rose King Merton

    Fardowsa Mohamed

    Mikaela Nyman

    Rebecca Tobo Olul

    Rachel O’Neill

    Sinead Overbye
    Aiwa Pooamorn
    Meg Prasad
    Michelle Rahurahu Scott
    Essa May Ranapiri
    Amanda Jane Robinson
    Freya Daly Sadgrove
    Charlotte Simmonds
    Carin Smeaton
    Ruby Solly
    Michelle Tayler
    Anne Marie Te Whiu
    Chris Tse
    Oscar Upperton
    Faith Wilson
    Eefa Yasir Jauhary

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Star Sailors
    Star Sailors
    ISBN: 9781776561018
    Title: Star Sailors
    Author: MCNAUGHTON JAMES

    In the not too distant future, the effects of climate change devastate the world and New Zealand becomes a haven for elites. When a young couple from the wrong side of the tracks gain entry into Wellington’s most exclusive gated community, it appears their troubles are over. But they find themselves divided over the identity of Sam Starsailor, an alien prophet who has washed up on a beach near New Hokitika and is said to bring warnings from another planet. The couple’s housewarming party becomes an all-night carnival, and revolution gathers beyond the gate.

    Cover by Rodney Smith.

    James McNaughton grew up in Wellington and attended Victoria University, where he received an MA in Creative Writing. Two collections of poetry followed. He has lived in Australia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, the Maldives, India, and one other country, working mainly in education. He lives in Wellington with his wife and young son. His first novel was New Hokkaido (VUP, 2014).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Stories on the Four Winds
    Stories on the Four Winds
    ISBN: 9781775503064
    Title: Stories on the Four Winds
    Author: BARGH ROBYN & BARGH BRIAN EDS

    This collection brings together twenty short stories from eighteen of New Zealand’s accomplished Maori and Pacific writers. They explore the dark and dangerous milieu of our comfortable existence. There is humour, tenderness, surprise, anger, sorrow and abject desperation in these stories from the four winds. Authors include Patricia Grace, Albert Wendt, Alice Tawhai, Paula Morris, James George, Renée and several new storytellers you will want to read more of. The authors are Patricia Grace, Albert Wendt, Alice Tawhai, Briar Grace-Smith, Paula Morris, Tina Makereti, James George, Renée, Jacqui McRae, Eru Hart, Helen Waaka, Toni Pivac, K-t Harrison, Anya Ngawhare, Ann
    French, Piripi Evans, Mark Sweet and Terence Rissetto.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Sweet Mammalian Issue 6
    Sweet Mammalian Issue 6
    ISBN: 2382146931010
    Title: Sweet Mammalian Issue 6
    Author: VARIOUS

    This sixth issue of Sweet Mammalian contains poems by sixteen exceptional contributors. In these poems tikanga is delivered from a smartphone, the sky is full of questions, and tigers are frightened. A demon discards its host body while a princess escapes her myth. There are echoes of families across oceans, and names with the power to explain the colour of air or the sound of an omen. Everyone we love will live forever.

    Edited by Rebecca Hawkes and Nikki-Lee Birdsey.
    ISSUE SIX CONTENTS

    Sam Duckor-Jones
    Miriama Gemmell
    Luisa-Tafu Tauri-Tei
    Essa Ranapiri
    Rhegan Tu’akoki
    Eleanor Rose King Merton
    Ruby Solly
    Mel Ansell
    Jasmine Gallagher
    Jesús Castillo
    Anuja Mitra
    Chris Holdaway
    Jackson Nieuwland
    Ash Davida Jane
    Sophie van Waardenberg
    Amanda Hunt


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Te Korero Ahi Ka: To Speak of the Home Fires Burning
    Te Korero Ahi Ka: To Speak of the Home Fires Burning
    ISBN: 9780473428341
    Title: Te Korero Ahi Ka: To Speak of the Home Fires Burning
    Author: BRIDGES GRACE; MURRAY LEE; COMPTON AARON

    Here, between the realms of the Sky Father and Earth Mother, hellhounds race, ghosts drift aimless, and the taniwha stalks. Home fires drive them back, at the same time sparking stories and poems that traverse seconds, eons, and parsecs. Tales of gatekeepers, cloak wearers, and secret keepers. Of pigs with AK-47s or ruby-hued eyes, of love-struck moa, and unruly reflections. Stark truths, and beautiful possibilities...Te Korero Ahi Ka, a term which means to speak of the home fires burning, is an anthology of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, showcasing work from both established and emerging members of the SpecFicNZ organisation of writers, poets, artists, and creatives. It is a statement about how New Zealand creators of speculative fiction and art shine their light on our literary landscape.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Tell Me My Name
    Tell Me My Name
    ISBN: 9781776561070
    Title: Tell Me My Name
    Author: MANHIRE B & MEEHAN N & GRIFFIN H & PERYER P

    Tell Me My Name
    Bill Manhire riddles
    Norman Meehan music
    Hannah Griffin song
    Peter Peryer photographs

    Tell Me My Name is a sequence of thirteen riddles by Bill Manhire, set to music by composer Norman Meehan and sung by Hannah Griffin. This hardback book includes the full texts and eight photographs by celebrated artist Peter Peryer, and includes a music CD. The stage production will be premiered at Wanaka’s Festival of Light in April 2017, and performed elsewhere in New Zealand later in the year.

    Bill Manhire, Norman Meehan and Hannah Griffin have collaborated on four celebrated earlier releases: Buddhist Rain, Making Baby Float and Small Holes in the Silence (Rattle Records) and These Rough Notes (VUP).

    Tell Me My Name is published simultaneously with Bill Manhire’s new poetry collection Some Things to Place in a Coffin.

    Dimensions: 210 x 157 mm, 32 pages
    Poetry + photographs + music CD
    Peter Peryer cover photo title: Lady with an Ermine, 2016

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Verb Journal 2019
    Verb Journal 2019
    ISBN: 9770270329811
    Title: Verb Journal 2019
    Author: VERB AUTHORS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.00
    $12.00