Articles for Folio magazine, and introductions to the Folio editions of Thomas Hardy's Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, and the Works Of Benjamin Constant.

Reviews for The Listener (NZ), Spinoff (NZ), New Zealand Books, the Listener (NZ) and Landfall (NZ).

New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa 

Reviews published 2003 to 2015

Listen to Elspeth's' RNZ review of The Engine Room - Helen vs John! at Bats Theatre. 

Playright Ralph McCubbin-Howell compares the strategising that goes into an election campaign to the strategising that goes into an All Black test match. Focusing on former Prime Ministers Helen Clark and John Key,the play takes us back to the 1981 Springbok Tour and the 2009 election campaign.