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The Open Book presents Sir James Wallace Scholarship recipients

On Sunday The Open Book in Ponsonby hosted the Sir James Wallace Scholarship recipients (for most promising manuscript) reading excerpts from their work. And I happened to be there. The… Read more The Open Book presents Sir James Wallace Scholarship recipients

IGPS: Intergenerational Income Persistence

  Jan O. Jonsson and Carina Mood presented research about generational income inequality. Despite all income brackets on the whole doing better than their parents, if we have richer parents… Read more IGPS: Intergenerational Income Persistence

Dylan Horrocks and Sarah Laing @ Manawatu Writers’ Festival

Dylan Horrocks and Sarah Laing spoke about the gruelling process of comic making. It was a very pleasant day. I drove home, since Dylan had driven us up there and… Read more Dylan Horrocks and Sarah Laing @ Manawatu Writers’ Festival

I Can’t Draw Hera Lindsay Bird… and I’ve tried

There’ll probably be no comic this week. But in light of my latest failure to draw Hera Lindsay Bird, I decided to create a mash-up all my pictures of her… Read more I Can’t Draw Hera Lindsay Bird… and I’ve tried

IIML on Mondays: Tina Makereti in conversation with Lawrence Patchett

“We still exhibit humans,” says Tina Makereti, “What fiction allows us to do is look at it – if we do commodify humans.” Creepy and incisive decolonisation thoughts. Makereti’s new… Read more IIML on Mondays: Tina Makereti in conversation with Lawrence Patchett