An interim report on the state of New Zealand literature in 2017

A special investigation  headed by Steve Braunias asks: Has much happened this year in New Zealand writing?

Nothing much has happened this year in New Zealand writing. It’s been pretty quiet. No new sensation, like Hera Lindsay Bird in 2016; a lot of stuff from Victoria University Press, some of it readable; trash from the mainstream publishers; an exciting anthology; and quite a bit of really good, really interesting work published on the outskirts of town.

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