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Tag: Books

March 11, 2013

This week, three Wellington writers will be setting out on a literary roadshow of sorts. The Rocky Outcrop Writers tour, featuring Pip Adam, Kirsten McDougall, and Ashleigh Young, plus a host of guests, will be visiting bookstores, libraries, and galleries across the lower North Island. Recently, Salient had the chance to talk to Pip, Kirsten, […]

March 6, 2013

Where to buy ARTY BEES 106 MANNERS ST Arty Bees is one of the bigger Wellington bookstores, despite being second-hand. They’re open until 9pm most nights and until 10pm in the weekends, which is a brilliant way to pass the time while waiting for buses in winter. There’s a wide variety of books in stock […]

March 4, 2013

Written by Anais Nin Is there any way to write well about sex? Too much metaphor and the thing itself is destroyed in a glut of words, too little and it can become cold and clinical. The issues of gender politics, the fluidity of sexuality and sexual identity, and different sexual kinks also come into […]

September 24, 2012

This is a particularly fantastic book if you are a fan of Neil Gaiman or Ben Aaronovitch, but want something different—good, urban fantasy with a Middle-Eastern setting.

September 10, 2012

Salient sits down with author Chris Cleave about Gold his new novel about two cycling rivals preparing for the London Olympics.  Your characters have very complex life stories and their experiences play into their ambition as cyclists. Do you believe that human hardship encourages people to seek success?   I’ve done something with this book […]

May 21, 2012

A Dense Interview With helen Lowe, Author of The Gathering Of The Lost K: Your books feature characters from a wide variety of different cultures, but they all feel extremely real. What’s your process for writing so many realistic charcters? H: Usually what happens for me is that I’ll have an idea for a character that […]

March 26, 2012

When I was first told that the last Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book was going to be a disappointment, I refused to believe it. “Douglas Adams was a genius,” I claimed defensively. No further argument was required in my eyes. But I did end up reading Mostly Harmless, and it was a disappointment. That was […]

March 15, 2010

We all have our own roads to follow, whether it be the road to second-year architecture, the road to toast for dinner, or the road down to the corner where you work to pay off your ‘student loan’. The difference is that we aren’t walking that road in a post apocalyptic earth where everything you […]

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