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Gary Shteyngart: Crying with laughter

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American novelist Gary Shteyngart tells Alexander Bisley why he likes to combine hilarity, sadness and introspection.
Gary Shteyngart: Crying with laughterGary Shteyngart believes literature should entertain. Photo / Brigitte Lacombe

Gary Shteyngart is like a movie star of literature. His new memoir, Little Failure, flaunts a trailer starring "husband" James Franco, Girls' Alex

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Gripping tale exudes spirit of New York

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Gripping tale exudes spirit of New YorkDavid Gilbert presents a sprawling and inventive tale. Photo / Susie Gilbert

Hyperbole often surrounds big novels, especially big novels from New York about New York and by New Yorkers, but in Gilbert's case it is all justified. & Sons is an extraordinary, brilliant novel, just shy of 500 pages, full to bursting with pronouncements on writing,

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Janet McAllister: Hot topics to watch out for

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Janet McAllister: Hot topics to watch out forAlison Bechdel, centre front, at the Auckland Women's Centre. Photo / Lisa Williams

Cult American cartoonist Alison Bechdel recently popped by the Freeman's Bay Community Hall for an Auckland Women's Centre fundraiser. It was as if Lemmy turned up in Western Springs to support the speedway, or Mark Knopfler put Local Hero memorabilia into last

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Buy Crikey: Check local book sites first

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Buy Crikey: Check local book sites firstIf you really must buy a book, shop around. Photo / Thinkstock

I had to buy a book recently. It hurt. Much as I love books, my financially sensible self would rather get them from the library or stock up on a few good novels at the school fair at $2 to $3 each.

The main exception to this rule is the three to six books I buy a year for book group. I

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Writers Festival: Where the duck goes, he goes

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David Larsen discovers the intriguing backstory behind cartoonist Michael Leunig’s whimsical birds.
Writers Festival: Where the duck goes, he goesMichael Leunig says he saw his first witty cartoon as something for people to contemplate and an escape from the political cartoon. Photo / Sam Cooper

You must know the ways of the duck." Easy to say.

"You must study the duck."

In New Zealand, in

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