The truth about Frank Sargeson’s jailed lover
Steve Braunias pursues the puzzle of the pāua shell painter who was imprisoned for having sex with Frank Sargeson – and finds a wildly different version of events than handed down by Sargeson’s biographer Michael King.
American Dan: the Yankee who fell in love with NZ books
Dan Kois, an editor at US site Slate, writes of his love affair with New Zealand writing.
Wild swans: Janet Frame and the Seacliff asylum
An essay by Talia Marshall on Janet Frame: “Not mad, not bad, not sad, not autistic the only one I can think of that comes close to her visions is matakite, Māori who can see beyond what is.”
The curious case of a shared database
James Morrison exposes the somewhat rather narrow range of book cover design.