Unity Books bestseller chart for week ending July 6

The week's best-selling books at the Unity stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

The Friday Poem: ‘Witchy Wellington’ by CK Stead

New verse from Auckland writer CK Stead.

Wherefore Art thou? Paul Simon’s ‘defining biography’ is missing something

A new biography is being lauded as an 'inspiring narrative that helps us at last understand Paul Simon'. But is that possible when there's no sign of Art Garfunkel?

Did Bob Jones create the housing crisis? Revisiting his 1977 bestseller

Danyl Mclauchlan reads the 1977 Bob Jones on Property, and wonders about the role it played in creating today's housing market.

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Announcing the winners of the 2018 Surrey Hotel writers residency award!

Huzzah! We announce the winners of New Zealand’s most coveted writers residency in central Auckland.

The Monday extract: the rehabilitation of a Māori mentally abnormal offender

Forensic psychiatrist Rees Tapsell tells the story of "Tama", who killed his aunt in a psychotic episode, and was referred to a kaupapa Māori rehabilitation unit.

The Friday poem: ‘Lines from way back’ by Vincent O’Sullivan

New verse by Dunedin writer Vincent O'Sullivan.

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending June 29

The week's best-selling books at the Unity stores in Willis St, Wellington, and High St, Auckland.

The feminist manifesto that isn’t, thank God, a feminist manifesto

"I am wary of reading any more feminist manifestos these days because they are very exhausting," writes Charlotte Graham-McLay, in her review of a new memoir hailed as a feminist manifesto but it isn't, really.

Papercuts Podcast: PANZ preview, books about mothers, and Anthony Bourdain RIP

Papercuts is here to give you both book goss and a pile of recommendations to get you through this wintery weather.

The 2018 Surrey Hotel Steve Braunias Memorial Writers Residency Award in Association with The Spinoff: shortlist announced!

Over 80 writers entered New Zealand’s premier literary award – but only 10 have made the shortlist.

Joan Didion, Flannery O’Connor, Carson McCullers – and now Rachel Kushner, author of a powerful new US novel

Louisa Kasza reviews Rachel Kushner's novel The Mars Room, which features in this week's New Yorker as one of America's best new books.

A professor of psychology has an epiphany and discovers how we can save the planet

Niki Harré, professor of psychology at the University of Auckland, explains how we can make the world a better place by playing something she calls "the infinite game".

Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending June 22

The week's best-selling books at the Unity Books stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

The Friday Poem: ‘Jacinda and Clarke and the Baby and Us’ by the NZ poet laureate

New Zealand poet laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh marks the very fine and wonderful occasion of the birth of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's baby daughter.

Book of the Week: The subtle and tremendously self-serving art of not giving a fuck

John Summers gets to grips with one of the year's most popular books, a self-help guide to feeling good, deciding what's really important in your life, and "banging blondes": The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck.