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booknotes issue 177:
In this issue
The adventures of Albert Wendt: Robert Sullivan takes a unique look at the enormous influence his friend and mentor has had on Oceanic literature. Read it here.
Peter Wells debates the importance of fiction vs non-fiction. Read it here.
Alice Miller explores Antarctica and its alien grip on the imagination
An extract from Andrew Burdan’s affecting graphic novel ‘Victory at Point 209’
booknotes issue 176:
Booknotes 176 Winter 2012 is available free online now
Rachel O’Neill asks what it is about frontiers that has attracted Lawrence Patchett and other New Zealand writers
Helen Heath rediscovers the awe in science and science literature
A Kiwi's Crush on Cookbooks
What is it with New Zealanders and cookbooks? David Veart lifts the lid on our culinary history
An extract from ‘City Lights’, written by Chad Taylor, drawn by Jonathon King
Rachael King's Christchurch writing room
Old New World, Real Time:
Greg O’Brien explores the evolution of rural New Zealand with Mary Macpherson
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