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The Close Readers

The Close Readers were formed in 2011 to record and play the songs of celebrated New Zealand fiction writer Damien Wilkins. They have released three albums: Group Hug (2011), New Spirit (2012) and The Lines Are Open (2014). Robert Christgau awarded their most recent record an A-, comparing the sound to The Chills and The Go-Betweens. The Close Readers are based in Wellington, New Zealand. Damien Wilkins is the Director of the International Institute of Modern Letters, the most prestigious Creative Writing school in New Zealand. His novels include The Miserables (1993), which won the New Zealand Book Award, Somebody Loves Us All (2009) and Max Gate (2013).