The latest Nielsen list of New Zealand bestsellers is out, for the week ending 17 November. Good to see my friends Maxine Alterio at #1 with Lives We Leave Behind and Brian Turner at #3 with Elemental. Hamish Clayton is at #7 with his brilliant debut novel Wulf (February 2011) and Paula Morris’s Rangatira (November 2011) is hanging in at #10. Excellent.
Best of all, Bill Manhire has been put in his place: his Selected Poems, #9, has been pipped by the new #8, The Moderately Hungry Maggot which is the latest from, er, Bill Manhire.