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Slow Down, You’re Here Is The Latest Novel From Award-winning Wellington Novelist, Brannavan Gnanalingam

Monday, 11 April 2022, 6:39 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

The novel centres on Kavita, who is stuck in a dead-end marriage. A parent of two small kids, she is the family’s main breadwinner. An old flame unexpectedly offers her a week away in Waiheke. If she were to go, she’s not sure when - or if - she’d ... More >>

‘Not Landlords Who Are Rats, But Rats Becoming Landlords,’ Says New Novel

Monday, 13 July 2020, 3:58 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

Two new novels by Wellington writers, released at Unity Books Wellington on July 23, take on a slew of contemporary themes with a mix of humour and gravitas. Refugee advocate and publisher Murdoch Stephens releases Rat King Landlord , while Brannavan ... More >>

Debut novel skewers stereotypes of Asian New Zealanders

Monday, 4 March 2019, 1:51 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

Decades worth of stereotypes about young Asian New Zealanders are to be skewered by the March 16 release of Sharon Lam’s debut novel. More >>

Thomasin Sleigh’s new novel: Women in the Field, One and Two

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 10:35 am | Lawrence and Gibson

Women’s creativity and freedom is explored in Thomasin Sleigh’s new novel, Women in the Field, One and Two More >>

Rhydian Thomas reading Milk Island aloud on election day

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 1:16 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

Lawrence & Gibson author Rhydian Thomas will be reading his entire debut novel, Milk Island , aloud at the Adam Art Gallery in Wellington and online via livestream on Election Day 2017. More >>

Novel explores long journey of a refugee in New Zealand

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 9:28 am | Lawrence and Gibson

Brannavan Gnanalingam’s new novel combines his experiences as a Tamil-background Kiwi growing up in the Hutt Valley with reflections on how refugees adapt to a new home. More >>

Inside the agri-prison-industrial complex of Milk Island

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:16 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

Lawrence & Gibson is pleased to announce the early June publication of Milk Island , the debut novel by Rhydian Thomas. The book’s four stories take place on the eponymous public-private-partnership island in 2023, where a fifth-term Government’s ... More >>

Suspect foreigners and the spies who love them

Monday, 23 May 2016, 12:15 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

A savagely satirical new novel by Wellingtonian author Brannavan Gnanalingam asks how New Zealand security agencies would respond when they really do think they have an Islamic terrorist to fear. More >>

Wellington publisher marks decade with new anthology

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 11:40 am | Lawrence and Gibson

Wellington publisher marks decade with new anthology To mark ten years of publishing the Lawrence & Gibson publishing collective have cobbled together a different kind of anthology. Instead of only taking selections from their novels, they have ... More >>

10 years of free Massey buses

Friday, 10 July 2015, 3:20 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

Horizons Regional Council is celebrating a 10 year partnership with Massey University that provides free urban buses within Palmerston North for internal students and staff. Horizons transport manager Phillip Hindrup says it’s important that the ... More >>

New Zealand novel focuses on provincial ruin

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 9:54 am | Lawrence and Gibson

The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) is often a story of New York traders and sub-prime mortgages. More >>

Meros offers tips to World's New Rich for Dating Westerners

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 5:30 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

Two years travelling back and forth across Asia proved one thing to Wellington author Richard Meros. These days, he realised, globalisation is on everybody’s lips. But have our considerations of world trade have focussed too much attention on goods ... More >>

Celebrity and reality are blurred in surreal debut novel

Monday, 24 February 2014, 2:20 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

Ad Lib, the debut novel from Wellingtonian Thomasin Sleigh, follows the surreal journey of Kyla Crane, who is convinced to star in a new reality TV series after the death of her mother, celebrity singer Carmen Crane. More >>

NZ novelist captures the subtleties of an indifferent Paris

Wednesday, 25 September 2013, 11:48 am | Lawrence and Gibson

During WWII German soldiers stationed in Paris complained that it did not live up to their expectations. Parisians made a simple reply: ‘you should have come here when you were not here’. More >>

“Survival Of The Friendliest” Serves Publishers Well

Friday, 16 November 2012, 11:46 am | Lawrence and Gibson

As the publishing industry continues to hit the e-Potholes of the digital age, Wellington publishing collective Lawrence & Gibson survive on the mutual aid and DIY policies that kiwis have embraced since Maui rowed his boat ashore. More >>

Wellington publisher undaunted by industry challenges

Friday, 2 November 2012, 3:41 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

With three new books being released on 15 November, Wellington’s Lawrence & Gibson thumb their noses at talks of the demise of the book. More >>

Is there a place for the Southern Man in today’s NZ?

Tuesday, 6 March 2012, 3:28 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

When Richard Meros salutes the Southern Man was first released in 2007 there was an expectation that a National government would save the habitat of this rare creature. One term into that National government there is even more despair: the Southern Man ... More >>

“Giant Slugs invade!” imagines Chicago novelist's NZ launch

Wednesday, 1 June 2011, 12:37 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

AD Jameson’s Giant Slugs , a largely silly, slightly filthy, pun-laden Epicurean retelling of the ages-old Epic of Gilgamesh , is to be released tomorrow by Lawrence & Gibson . More >>

.West Africa meets NZ in polyrhythmic arts extravaganza

Tuesday, 22 March 2011, 11:13 am | Lawrence and Gibson

The Lawrence and Gibson publishing collective have put together an eclectic evening of entertainment with the release of two new books, accompanied by a debut album for Thursday March 24th. More >>

Anti-Hero of 2008 Election Returns With New Book

Friday, 11 March 2011, 12:59 pm | Lawrence and Gibson

When Helen Clark failed to heed the logic of Meros’ On the conditions and possibilities of Helen Clark taking me as her Young Lover in 2008 she also lost the leadership of the nation. But Helen’s error does not stand alone. In 2008, according to Treasury, ... More >>