The May/June issue of this appealing 20 page booklet, called The Festival Issue, is out and can be picked up in various bookstores and cafes around Auckland and Wellington.
There are eight major reviews of “fresh fiction that’s worth your time” as well as four mini reviews and four pages on the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival which over a period of four days, May 24- May 27 – offers 65 events featuring 120 writers.
The major reviews cover a most interesting selection of titles from New Zealand and around the world.
What is the What Dave Eggers Hamish Hamilton NZ RRP$50
Wounded Percival Everett Faber and Faber NZ RRP $35
Mr.Allbones’ Ferrets Fiona Farrell Vintage NZ RRP $28
When to Walk Rebecca Gowers Canongate NZ RRP $35
On Chesil Beach Ian McEwan Cape NZ RRP $35
After Dark Haruki Murakami Harvill NZ RRP $50
Divisadero Michael Ondaatje Bloomsbury NZ RRP $50
The Post-Birthday World Lionel Shriver Harper Collins NZ RRP $37
New Novel Review is designed to help serious readers select new fiction from the vast array that confronts one on entering a bookstore. It is an attractive and invaluable tool with a talented and experienced bunch of reviewers.
New Novel Review is free from selected outlets but in response to demand from readers it can now be obtained on mailed subscriptions so if you would like to be assured of getting each issue on publication then you can do so for a mere $20 a year (within NZ) and support this excellent publication at the same time. There are 5 bi-monthly issues per year.
Send your cheque for $20 with postal details and phone number (optional) to:
New Novel Review
P.O.Box 68 817,