Notes on Irvine Welsh, A.M. Homes, Eimear McBride, Alice Walker, Eleanor Catton, and other luminaries at the Auckland Writers Festival.
Sessions on North Korea, fascist Italy, and the Arab world compelled at this year’s Auckland Writers Festival.
The acclaimed writer and scholar of religions on comedy, Iranian cinema, and the problem with fundamentalists.
Irish writer and Goldsmiths Prize recipient Eimear McBride on her debut novel, A Girl is a Half Formed Thing.
On The Odour of Sanctity, sainthood, creativity through faith, and the line between poetry and prose.
A muscular discussion with hilarious writer/satirist Gary Shteyngart.
On Rebecca Macfie’s eye-opening account of the Pike River Mine tragedy and her recent discussion of the book at New Zealand Festival Writers Week.
A review of Alison Bechdel’s New Zealand Festival Writers Week session.
A review of Marcus Chown’s New Zealand Festival Writers Week session.
A review of Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells’s live literary experience at the New Zealand Festival.
The celebrated literary critic on her controversial essay on Jane Austen, writing autobiographically, and remaining the perpetual misfit.
Sandor Katz talks fermentation, consumer culture, and food politics ahead of New Zealand Festival Writers Week.
The engaging writer walks us through the wonderful world of science, fiction, and Twitter ahead of New Zealand Festival Writers Week.
An interview with the New Zealand poet, novelist, and scriptwriter ahead of her appearance at New Zealand Festival Writers Week.
In Nick Hornby’s second collection of Believer columns, humour is the greatest takeaway.
Selected highlights from the forthcoming New Zealand Festival for 2014.
On the legacy of Peter McLeavey, the charismatic, pioneering art dealer who since the 1960s has shaped—even transformed—New Zealand art.
To mark ten years online and in print, a selection of “personal milestones” from past and present contributors to The Lumière Reader.
Lloyd Jones’s memoir is a bold disclosure of a family’s truths and a great insight into the author’s mind.
A conversation about Christchurch, engineering, and being a lover of mess with exciting debut novelist Pip Adam.