NYNZ – fringe thrills

Chris Niles‘s new novel Hell’s Kitchen well-received in the Big Bad Apple: “Here’s a novel that’s crowded, rushed, excited, mixed-up, fun, dangerous and a little dirty. In other words, it perfectly matches its Manhattan setting […] What’s the secret ingredient that gives this novel its deliciously Gotham flavour? An outsider slant: Chris Niles is a recent arrival, a New Zealander who led a peripatetic life before settling down in Brooklyn. Tye Fischer, another recent arrival, knows she has to “get New York in a headlock before it trample[s] all over her”. Ms Niles’ embrace of the city is just as fervent; she loves it, killers and all.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…