Charlotte Grimshaw is crowned best reviewer – yet again
Novelist and memoirist Charlotte Grimshaw won the reviewer of the year award at the Voyager Media Awards on Friday night for the third time. Her portfolio – two reviews in ReadingRoom, two in the dear old Listener – was described by judges as “a marvel”. Quite right; she really has no peer in literary criticism in New Zealand, with her close reading, her lively mind, her ability to raise a review into a piece of thrilling and sometimes suspenseful literature. You don’t know where she’ll go, you can’t tell what’s going to happen next.