Sodden Downstream media round-up

Brannavan's fifth book has received a good number of reviews recently - we thought it prudent to place them here for the ease of interested parties. Why not? Why not? Oh and it has also been long-listed for Ockham NZ Book Awards novel of the year... great news, Bran!!!

  • 'Kindness of Strangers: a review of Sodden Downstream' by Therese Lloyd at Pantograph Punch. "Gnanalingam is masterful in his ability to portray a sense of ‘otherness’ and he does this particularly well through dialogue; his rendition of Kiwi idiom is some of the best you’ll read"
  • 'Book review: Sodden Downstream by Brannavan Gnanalingam' by Rachel Pommyrol at Scoop Review of Books. "The rhythm is rousing, leading the reader through the pages, through the past years and through the 24 hours of the narrative. He uses humour and sensibility with equal skill."
  • 'Book review: Sodden Downstream" by Hannah August with Kathryn Ryan on Nine to Noon.
  • Interview of Brannavan Gnanalingam and Lynn Freeman on Standing Room Only.

And on top of that a fantastic review of Milk Island from Jack Ross at Landfall Review Online: 'The Poetics of Planned Obsolescence'.

And for something else altogether, see Brannavan's questioning of the whiteness of NZ literature in a column for the Spinoff, including a few tips for diversifying your literary portfolio.