The Book Review Schedule - June 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 Sarah Forster ( 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.

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 June   NZ Literature Review

Louise O'Brien

2 June

City of Mirrors
Justin Cronin
Hachette NZ $37.99

David Hill
3 June  

Unity Books Review

Kiran Dass
6 June   Queens Birthday  
7 June


The Salted Air
Thom Conroy
Penguin Random House $38.00

Sonja de Friez
8 June

The Hatred of Poetry
Ben Lerner
Text Publishing $26.00

Mary McCallum
9 June

The Sudden Appearance of Hope
Claire North
Hachette NZ $36.99

Stella Chrysostomou
10 June   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
13 June The Last Painting of Sara De Vos
Dominic Smith
Allen & Unwin $37.00
Jenna Todd

14 June

The Watercolourist
Beatrice Masini
Macmillan $34.99

Anne Else
15 June   NZ Literature Review
Shelf Life
by C K Stead
Auckland University Press
Harry Ricketts
16 June   Black Deutschland
Darryl Pinckney
Macmillan $44.99
Susanna Andrew
17June   Unity Books Review
The Abundance
by Annie Dillard
Tilly Lloyd
20 June My Name is Leon
Kit de Waal
Penguin Random House(NZ) $37.00
Charlotte Graham
21 June

End of Watch
Stephen King
Hachette NZ $37.99

Quentin Johnson
22 June The Emperor's Revenge
Clive Cussler & Boyd Morrison
Penguin Random House (NZ) $37.00
Harry Broad
23 June Zero K
Don DeLillo
Macmillan $34.99

Phil Vine
24 June   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
27 June The Mandibles: A Family 2029-2047
Lionel Shriver
HarperCollins $30.00
Hannah August
28 June

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets
Svetlana Alexievich
(translated by Bela Shayevich)
Text Publishing $40.00

Robert Patman
29 June   NZ Literature Review Louise O'Brien
30 June Barkskins
Annie Proulx
HarperCollins $36.99
Naomi Arnold