17 Apr 2016

Mark Broatch

From Standing Room Only, 12:40 pm on 17 April 2016


NZ Listener

Mark Broatch Photo: NZ Listener

Last week critic and commentator Iain Sharpe put the cat among the pigeons on the subject of literary criticism in this country.  He claimed that our critics are, basically, gutless, that our media had reduced book reviews to a shadow of their former selves, and that they prefer covering a glossy overseas hit to a locally-written book anyway.  New Zealand Listener Books & Culture Editor Mark Broatch has right of reply.