Paul Callaghan: Luminous Moments
brings together some of his most significant writing. Whether he
describes his childhood in Wanganui, reflects on discovering the beauty
of science, sets out New Zealand’s future potential or discusses the
experience of fatherhood, Sir Paul Callaghan offers eloquent narratives
that will endure in this country’s literature. Meeting with the cancer
that ended his life, he documents for us all ways of living well in the
face of illness. As his daughter Catherine writes in her moving
foreword: 'He became his own scientific experiment.'
The grammar was written with every student of the Hawaiian language in mind - from the casual interested layperson to the professional linguist and grammarian. Although it was obviously impossible to avoid technical terms, their use was kept to a minimum, and a glossary is included for those who need its help. Each point of grammar is illustrated with examples, many from Hawaiian-language literature.
In this little known work, Gee describes in
fascinating detail his boyhood and family life in West Auckland and
offers illuminating insights into some of the creative forces which have
driven some of his fiction: the creek with its dangers – where, he
writes, he glimpsed ‘sex and death’ – the kitchen with his mother
preparing dinner in the gathering dark, and his elderly uncle, later the
model for the magnificent Plumb.
Get up-to-speed with some of the biggest challenges facing New Zealand with this bundle of high-profile BWB Texts.
These four works are combined into one easy-to-read e-book, available direct and DRM-free from our website or from international e-book retailers.
Seventy-five years after Labour’s social security reforms of the 1930s, Paul Dalziel and Caroline Saunders argue in Wellbeing Economics it is time for a major shift in New Zealand’s economic perspective.
In Growing Apart, Shamubeel Eaqub highlights the changing economic fortunes of people in different parts of New Zealand – the growing gaps between our regions.
Max Rashbrooke’s The Inequality Debate provides a succinct introduction to income inequality in New Zealand using the latest data.
The meaning of The Piketty Phenomenon for New Zealand is explored by a diverse range of economists and commentators addressing the relevance of Thomas Piketty’s ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’.
BWB Texts are short books on big subjects by great New Zealand writers. Commissioned as short digital-first works, BWB Texts unlock diverse stories, insights and analysis from the best of our past, present and future New Zealand writing.
In a generation women have taken control of their economic fate, risen to the most powerful political positions in the land and climbed to the top of the corporate ladder. However, there still remains vast inequality between men and women across all measures, from economics to opportunity to security. Does access to power equate to actual power?
In WOMEN & POWER, Griffith REVIEW explores the changing relationship between women and power in public and private spheres, here and abroad.
Are women accepted as equal partners in politics in Australia? Would the introduction of quotas mean that men with higher merit are overlooked? Should a woman act as 'one of the boys' in order to get ahead? Can a woman be too good at sport? Are women their own worst enemy? Does the cut of Julia Gillard's jacket matter? WOMEN & POWER brings provocative and insightful perspectives on these questions and many more through a fascinating mix of memoir, reportage, essays and fiction.
Contributors include Anne Summers, Chris Wallace, Mary Delahunty, Jo Chandler, Mischa Merz, Tegan Bennett Daylight and many more.Julianne Schultz AM is the founding editor of Griffith REVIEW, Australia's most awarded and extracted quarterly, produced by Griffith University and Text Publishing. She is a professor in the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, a member of the boards of the ABC and the Grattan Institute, and chair of the Queensland Design Council. Julianne is an acclaimed author and in 2009 became a Member of the Order of Australia for services to journalism and the community.
'Griffith REVIEW is a wonderful journal. It's pretty much setting the agenda in Australia and fighting way above its weight.' Phillip Adams, ABC Radio National
Isolated by ocean, New Zealand's ecosystem is particularly vulnerable to introduced species. The constant arrival of new flora and fauna, via humans, wind and sea, means the biodiversity is constantly changing. Humans too have been washing up on New Zealand's shores for centuries, leading to constant shifts in demographics, culture and economics, building on strong Maori and Pakeha traditions. Auckland is now one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. As a result, New Zealand is adjusting and evolving to create a new twenty-first century identity at the crossroads of the Pacific.
Griffith REVIEW 43: Pacific Highways, co-edited by Julianne Schultz and acclaimed New Zealand author Lloyd Jones, examines the shifting tides in New Zealand through a heady mix of essay, memoir, fiction and poetry by some of New Zealand's most exciting and innovative writers. Pacific Highways explores New Zealand's position as a hub between the Pacific, Tasman and Southern oceans, and examines the exchange of people and culture, points of resistance and overlap.
How New Zealand adapts to recent profound changes and moves forward is a matter of urgent consideration. The country's economic model is generating escalating environmental and cultural strains, but also presents great opportunities. A recent worldwide survey found the NZ education system is one of the worst at overcoming economic and social disadvantage. Auckland is home to more than a third of the (increasingly diverse) population, presenting challenges and opportunities for the whole country. Christchurch is finding inspiring new ways of reinvention. Pacific Highways asks what can be learnt, and what lessons does New Zealand offer the world?
New Zealand celebrates its unique cultural heritage, but with multiculturalism comes questions of identity, which many of the writers in Pacific Highways explore. Who decides who is a 'New Zealander'? How are Chinese immigrants accepted? Who are you if you are brought up with the strict codes and behavioural norms of your parents' country but live in another? Does immigration offer the capacity for reinvention?
New Zealand is an island nation, and oceans and rivers imbue Pacific identities. They run paths through major cities and offer courseways for stories. From migrating eels to tasty sea grapes, castaway sailors to volcanic rafts, waterways flow through the essays and stories of Pacific Highways.
Pacific Highways also celebrates the art and literature of New Zealand looking at the country's wealth of artistic and literary talent in critical essays, and includes short stories and poetry by many of New Zealand's best writers, from many backgrounds.
Pacific Highways, with support from the New Zealand Book Council and Creative New Zealand, is a profound overview of a complex Pacific nation with a polyphony of voices. It will challenge what you thought you knew, and inspire you to think again.
The Last Painting of Sara de Vos by Dominic Smith is a novel that describes the way two lives become intertwined through a mutual obsession with a seventeenth-century Dutch artist.
In the year 1957, wealthy New Yorker Marty de Groot realizes that his beloved painting, the only known surviving oil-on-canvas by seventeenth-century Dutch artist Sara de Vos, has gone missing. In its place over his bed is a fake. Hoping to get his revenge, Marty goes after the suspected forger, whom he later learns is a pretty, 20-something graduate student named Ellie Shipley. Little does Marty know that their meeting will end up having a profound effect on both of their lives.
During a charity event at his and his wife Rachel’s penthouse on the Upper East Side, thieves steal into Marty’s bedroom and take his de Vos, a 1636 painting titled At the Edge of a Wood…
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The Lake House by Kate Morton is a mystery novel that centers around the strange disappearance of Theo Edevane, an 11-month-old baby, who went missing from his crib during a Midsummer party in 1933. The tragedy devastated his family members—all of whom kept secret their different theories about what happened that night—but Theo’s disappearance especially impacted Alice, his older sister, who was 16 years old at the time. Seventy years later, in 2003, Sadie Sparrow, a young detective, stumbles on the cold case while visiting her grandfather in Cornwall, where Loeanneth, the Edevane estate, is located. Sadie becomes intrigued and, with the help of a local cop who had worked on the case, begins to unravel the mystery.
Situated next to a lake and near the woods, Loeanneth was the perfect setting for the annual Midsummer party hosted by Anthony and Eleanor Edevane, Theo’s parents. Unlike her older sister Deborah, Alice was not interested in the party, as she was completely consumed with her love for Ben Munro, the itinerant gardener…
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UK journalist Barbara Gunnell reports from London on the legacy of Julian Assange and the changing nature of journalism, state secrets and the limits to privacy.
Valerie Brown and Lyn Carson explore the benefits of collective thinking and leadership, while Wendy McCarthy looks behind the rise of women in power.
Military historian Greg Lockhart reveals an Australian defence cover-up with repercussions for the current geo-politics of the Asia Pacific region; John Langmore and Jan Egeland look to Norway for lessons in peacekeeping.
Matthew Condon reminds us of the importance of history in the wake of the Brisbane floods; Deb Newell and Andrea Koch look at the value of soil; Robyn Ballinger and Chris Miller learn from the locals in the Murray-River Basin.
Other contributors include John van Tigglen on the Australian spirit at Tamworth; Susan Varga on attitudes towards Israel; Lynne Weathered on wrongful conviction; new fiction from Morris Lurie and Susan Johnson, and much more.
Wicked Problems, Exquisite Dilemmas approaches intractable problems with innovative thinking and optimism.
New Asia Now features outstanding young writers from the countries at the centre of this transformation. They write about the people and places they know with passion, flair and insight.
This unique collection takes a journey through the region’s diversity with a new generation of literary stars, who will shape the way we understand the complexities of culture, politics and modernisation.
All born after 1970, our contributes are cultural agenda-setters who explore issues of identity and belonging in the new world that is unfolding.
Featuring Murong Xuecun (China), Joshua Ip (Singapore), Annie Zaidi (India), Miguel Syjuco (Phillipines), Sheng Keyi (China), Maggie Tiojakin (Indonesia) and many more.
Julianne Schultz AM FAHA is the founding editor of Griffith Review, the award-winning literary and public affairs quarterly journal.
Jane Camens is founder and executive director of Asia Pacific Writers & Translators Association.
‘The best literary journal in Australia.’ Sydney Morning Herald
‘As engaging as it is prescient.’ Weekend Australian
‘Fresh and intelligent.’ Australian Book Review
Such is Life presents a dazzling selection of new memoir, personal essay and biography by some of the best Australian and international writers, with narratives that help make sense of the world and our conflicts about privacy, truth and perspective.
Award-winning author Lloyd Jones reveals how childhood rugby and a reverence for the All Blacks shaped his adult sensibilities and success beyond the Wellington suburbs.
Carrie Tiffany comes to terms with pain and shame; Shakira Hussein falls between identities and cultures in the wake of 9/11. Debra Adelaide learns the value of an official identity; Meera Atkinson's friendship transcends pubescent pop star fandom; and David Carlin attempts to write the history of Circus Oz.
In essays, Frank Moorhouse tests the boundaries of privacy and stigma; Peter Bishop salutes teachers - real and literary - who nurture our creative imagination; A.J. Brown gets behind the writing of his new biography of Michael Kirby; and Matthew Ricketson surveys recent political memoirs.
Marion Halligan, Toni Jordan and Anna Dorrington explore the legacy of mothers and children, while John Tranter, Brian Geach and Andrew Sant investigate rites of fatherhood.
Raimond Gaita and Kate Holden consider what is honoured or lost when adapting memories to book or film; plus Virginia Lloyd, Rosie Scott, Sheila Fitzpatrick and much more.
Darian Richards is an ex-cop, a good one. He did whatever it took to solve a crime and stop the bad guy. Whatever it took! But after sixteen years as the head of Victoria's Homicide Squad, he'd had enough of promising victims' families he'd find the answers they needed. He had to walk away to save his sanity.
Now Police Commissioner Copeland Walsh has tracked Darian down. He needs him to help clear an old case. The death of Isobel Vine. The coroner gave an open finding. An open finding that never cleared the cloud of doubt that hovered over four young cops who were present the night Isobel died.
Twenty-five years later, one of those young cops is next in line to become police commissioner, so Copeland Walsh needs the case closed once and for all. In his mind there is only one man for the job. One man who would be completely independent. One man who has never bowed to political or police pressure. One man who knows how to get the job done - Darian Richards.
Darian is going back to stir a hornet's nest. But once Darian is on a case he won't back off tracking down evil, no matter who he has to take down.
'Cavanaugh has created a fascinating hero who is a law unto himself. Worthy of the world stage' - West Australian
'Cavanaugh's best novel to date' - Sunday Canberra Times
'Dark and powerful, this is Cavanaugh's best novel to date' - Newcastle Herald
'This is the Cavanaugh's fourth novel, and like the others is outstanding' - Illawarra Mercury
The Darian Richards Series
Dead Girl Sing
The Soft Touch (Short Story)
The Train Rider
Kingdom of the Strong