Having started the pandemic storyline, God, or perhaps the scriptwriters working on the world’s stories, have lost the plot.
Last time Curtis Sittenfeld fictionalised a first lady she absolutely nailed it, writes Linda Burgess. This time something's ... off.
Judith is the youngest of six. Gerry is the oldest of five. Jacinda and Grant? Youngest of two and three, respectively. But where are the misunderstood middle children in our parliament?
Summer journeys: In the first of a special summer travel series, Linda Burgess looks back on the not-so-glamorous New Zealand holidays of her youth.
We asked former All Black great Bob Burgess to review a new book on his team-mate Keith Murdoch. But then we changed our mind, and asked his wife Linda Burgess to write whatever she wanted about rugby.
We asked former All Black great Bob Burgess to write about a new book on his team-mate Keith Murdoch. But then we changed our mind, and asked his wife Linda Burgess.
Linda Burgess reviews the biggest-selling book at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington in the weekend - Salt Fat Acid Heat, a cookbook like no other.
The year's biggest literary prize, the Man Booker award, is announced on Wednesday morning, October 18 (NZ time). All week this week we review the six shortlisted titles. Today: Linda Burgess reviews Fiona Mozley's Elmet, and History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund.
All week this week the Spinoff presents its best books of 2016. Today: Linda Burgess reviews our selection as the very best book of the year, Anne Sebba's extraordinary portrait of women in occupied France, Les Parisiennes.
Linda Burgess examines the case of American novelist Cathleen Schine, who seems more famous for leaving New Yorker critic David Denby for another woman than she does as a writer who is adored by Meg Worlitzer and Alison Lurie.
Yes, it's the return of Book of the Week! We really ought to keep this as a regular fixture and not just occasionally get around to it. So here is Linda Burgess on a fantastic new novel by Elizabeth Strout.
An author and her ex-All Black husband collaborated on a book. It didn't take long before they wanted to bury each other.
All week this week we've featured 10 readers who chose their favourite books of 2015. We conclude the series with Linda Burgess, who shows better taste than all the other readers put together.
Why has Joyce Carol Oates written part of her memoir from the point of view of a chicken?