Comment, opinion, advice, discussion

Sherryl Jordan talks to Natalya Newman about life, love and art




Why should we #ReadNZ?



Gareth Ward opens up to Denika Mead




      David Hill answers questions from Lottie Keogh and Caitlin McDonnell

No puff pieces, mates’ raves or blurbs!”: Trevor Agnew goes searching for reviews of NZ young adult book reviews on the internet.




Harsh but fair: The art of criticism by Linda Burgess




Let’s talk about sex, baby . . .”: Mandy Hager talks sex in YA novels, and YA lives

(photo credit David Hamilton)

Elka Aitchison gets to talk to Fleur Beale, one of her favourite writers ever




Mandy Hager asks, “What’s the big ****ing deal about swearing in books for young readers?”

(photo credit David Hamilton)



What are the Top 10 favourite NZ YA booksThese are the NZ YA titles that were voted your favourites in November 2016. Have you read any of them yet? Did you love it? Maybe you hated it? Send us a review!



Saradha Koirala, author of Lonesome When You Go, chats to Hooked on NZ Books on her Mākaro Press blog tour.


Olivia Bennett talks to Glenn Colquhoun about poetry, medicine and ghosts




MACKENZIE Anna 2015Talking with Anna Mackenzie, author of Evie’s War




Abby SimpsonAbby LoaderWhiti Hereaka answers the questions that have been bugging Abby Loader and Abby Simpson about Bugs.



Anne ElseAnne Else, writer and reviewer, writes “On reviewing”.




Anna Smaill

Anna Smaill, author of The Chimes, tells what it’s like to be reviewed: “As a writer you have to relish a challenge to your self-awareness, even when it’s uncomfortable.”


david-hillTen top tips for rocking reviews from author and reviewer David Hill.



Kate-De-GoldiKate De Goldi answers the burning questions of room 8, St Benedict’s School, on being both the subject and author of reviews: “I think writers listen harder to the readers and reviewers they respect.”


HarryTen top tips for reviewers from Harry Ricketts, writer, reviewer and co-editor of New Zealand Review of Books Pukapuka Aotearoa.


Jane-Shallcrass John Macintyre-2 Fleur Beale-2An author, a bookseller and a librarian try to pin down what defines a young adult novel.









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