Issue 119 of New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa is brought to you in living colour and a brand new format, but still with its familiar bonanza of smart people writing about important local books: Christopher Pugsley and Jon Johansson review Hit and Run, Simon Upton looks over prime ministers past, Anne Kennedy considers Damien Wilkins's latest, Phillip Mann ponders James McNaughton's futuristic dystopia, and Elizabeth Crayford surveys innovative writing by Pasifika women.
2 Editorial Letters
3 David Larsen: Pip Adam, The New Animals
5 Anne Kennedy: Damien Wilkins, Lifting
7 John McCrystal: Apirana Taylor, Five Strings; Dominic Hoey, Iceland
9 Louise O’Brien: Dulcie Castree, A Surfeit of Sunsets; Bonnie Etherington, The Earth Cries Out
10 Emma Martin: Sarah Quigley, The Suicide Club
12 Annabel Gooder: Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray (eds), At the Edge
13 Phillip Mann: James McNaughton, Star Sailors
15 Helen Anderson: Welby Ings, Disobedient Teaching: Surviving and Creating Change in Education
16 Simon Upton: Michael Bassett, New Zealand’s Prime Ministers: From Dick Seddon to John Key
18 Christopher Pugsley: Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson, Hit and Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the Meaning of Honour
20 Jon Johansson: Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson, Hit and Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the Meaning of Honour
22 Charlotte Simmonds: Trish Harris, The Walking Stick Tree; Julie Hanify, A Small Blue Thing; Jenny Powell, The Case of the Missing Body; Evie Mahoney, What Does the Sea Sound Like?
25 Julia Marshall: John McIntyre (obituary)
26 Barbara Else: Barbara Murison (obituary)
27 David Hill: James Norcliffe, Twice Upon a Time; Joanna Grochowicz, Into the White; Doug Wilson, Taupo Blows!
29 Fleur Adcock: Frances Edmond and Sue Fitchett (eds), Night Burns with a White Fire: The Essential Lauris Edmond
31 Elizabeth Crayford: Tusiata Avia, Fale Aitu/Spirit House; Courtney Sina Meredith, Tail of the Taniwha; Simone Kaho, Lucky Punch
33 Frances Edmond: Victor Rodger, Victor Rodger: Black Faggot and other Plays
34 Mark Houlahan: Roger Hall, Best Playwriting Book Ever; Alison Quigan, Vivienne Plumb and Lynda Chanwai-Earle, Shift; Ken Duncum and Rebecca Rodden, Bats Plays