The Book Review Schedule - April 2016

The following books are scheduled for review on the Nine to Noon Show, Radio New Zealand National, weekday mornings at about 10.35am. The book reviews on this show are facilitated by Booksellers NZ.

Contact Fiona Stewart ( at Booksellers NZ for more information on how to submit a title. 

Books for review are independently selected and assigned to reviewers by the Nine to Noon team, and may be submitted by any New Zealand Publisher directly to Booksellers New Zealand with the submission forms attached..

Publishers have advised that all books listed in the month below are expected to be in bookstores by the date of review. Booksellers NZ makes every effort to ensure details are correct. Review dates may, however, be subject to change.

The printable list can be found here

After the live broadcast, podcasts of the reviews below are available from the Radio NZ website, by clicking on each book title below, care of Radio NZ National (

1 Apr   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
4 Apr Much Ado About Shakespeare
Donovan Bixley
Upstart Press $34.99
Lisa Finucane
5 Apr

The Forgetting Time
Sharon Guskin
Macmillan $34.99

Elisabeth Easther
6 Apr   NZ Literature Review
7 Apr

Postponed until the 5th of May

Everywhere I Look
Helen Garner
Text Publishing $37.00

David Hill
8 Apr  

Unity Books Review

11 Apr

Love as a Stranger
Owen Marshall
Penguin Random House $38.00

Sonja de Freiz
12 Apr

A Dying Breed
Peter Hanington
Hachette $34.99

Gail Pittaway
13 Apr Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
Deborah Rodriguez
Penguin Random House $37.00
Phil Vine
14 Apr The Newspaper of Claremont Street
Elizabeth Jolley
Fremantle Press $37.00
Rae McGregor
15 Apr   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
18 Apr The Argonauts
Maggie Nelson
Text Publishing $26.00
Charlotte Graham
19 Apr

At the Edge of the Orchard
Tracy Chevalier
HarperCollins $34.99

Carole Beu
20 Apr   NZ Literature Review  
21 Apr Behind the Twisted Wire: New Zealand Artists in World War I
Jennifer Haworth
Wily Publications $49.99
Denise Roughan
22 Apr   Unity Books Review  
25 Apr   Anzac Day  
26 Apr The Crow Girl
Erik Axl Sund
Penguin Random House $37.00
Ralph McAllister
27 Apr The Trap
Melanie Raabe
Text Publishing $37.00
Quentin Johnson
28 Apr The Grade Cricketer
Dave Edwards, Sam Perry and Ian Higgins
Melbourne Books $29.95
Harry Broad
29 Apr   Children's Book Review John McIntyre