KARORI WRITER’S FIRST NOVEL GAINS TRACTION
December 21, 2016
BOOKNOTES UNBOUND: THE NZ BOOK SCENE’S FAVOURITE READS OF 2016
December 5, 2016
Like Nobody’s Watching is mentioned in Booknotes Unbound’s feature on the NZ book scene’s favourite reads of 2016. Read the full article here.
HOOKED ON BOOKS SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
December 2, 2016
Like Nobody’s Watching is one of ten books nominated for the Hooked on Books 2016 Summer Reading Challenge! Hooked on Books is a website which encourages young adults to read and review New Zealand books. The Summer Reading Challenge is open to readers aged 13-18.
NEVER REPEATS – RADIO NEW ZEALAND
November 1, 2016
L. J. Ritchie’s podcast, Never Repeats, was top of Dan Slevin’s list of favourite New Zealand film podcasts. Dan Slevin discussed Never Repeats on Jesse Mulligan’s Radio New Zealand show. L. J. Ritchie co-hosts Never Repeats with actor Hayden Frost. Listen to the full list here.
THE SPINOFF – L. J. RITCHIE AND NICKY HAGER TALK FEAR AND SURVEILLANCE
October 25, 2016
L. J. Ritchie’s interview with Nicky Hager featured in The Spinoff’s books section.
‘The claim “If you’ve done nothing wrong, you’ve got nothing to fear” is like a slogan from a police state. I agree with the writers who say that privacy (like freedom of speech) is an essential part of a person being able to develop their personality and beliefs. It’s as crucial and fundamental as that.’ – Nicky Hager
Read the full interview here.
BOOKSELLERS NZ – THE READ NEWSLETTER
October 20, 2016
Like Nobody’s Watching has been picked as a “hidden gem” this Christmas.
‘Surveillance, cyber-bullying, a terrific story, an unexpected twist – what better hidden gem for a young reader to get for Christmas than this book, Like Nobody’s Watching by L. J. Ritchie. We think this book is the perfect YA holiday read – which of course is why we’re the proud publishers!’ – Adrienne Jansen, Escalator Press
Read the full list here.
BEATTIE’S BOOK BLOG
October 18, 2016
Like Nobody’s Watching featured on Beattie’s Book Blog:
‘Set on the streets of Wellington, this novel pushes past the stereotypical state surveillance narratives and takes a critical look at how the digital world is shaping the everyday lives of New Zealand teenagers.’
Read the full post here.
UNITY BOOKS BEST-SELLER LIST – OCTOBER 7
October 8, 2016
Like Nobody’s Watching featured in the Unity Books best-seller list for October 7, sitting in second place for Unity Book’s Wellington store. Check out the full list on The Spinoff.
WELLINGTON AUTHOR’S DEBUT NOVEL
October 6, 2016
REVIEW – WHICHBOOKNEXT.COM
October 5, 2016
Read the latest review of Like Nobody’s Watching by New Zealand children’s author Adele Broadbent.
‘A thought provoking story about the power of camera footage in the wrong hands, to be used for good and bad, and how it affects people on both sides of the lens.’
NICKY HAGER AND L. J. RITCHIE DISCUSS SURVEILLANCE
September 10, 2016
L. J. Ritchie and internationally esteemed investigative journalist Nicky Hager discussed public and private surveillance in the July issue of the Escalator Press newsletter.
‘Surveillance presented on TV rarely addresses issues of privacy. I often see this in crime dramas where the targets are presented as criminals and we are not expected to extend them empathy, and the users of surveillance tools rarely misinterpret the information or make mistakes. This reinforces a popular understanding of surveillance as a moral tool.’
-L. J. Ritchie