Dr Nicholas Reid has been a regular reviewer of books and films for over forty years.
For thirty years he reviewed films for such publication as the [late] Auckland Star, the Woman's Weekly, and More and North and South magazines. He also wrote A Decade of New Zealand Film, the first book to look at New Zealand's growing film industry. In those years he also regularly reviewed books.
Over the last ten years, since he ceased to review films, he has frequently reviewed books for the NZ Listener, the Sunday Star-Times and (more occasionally) for New Zealand Books and both Landfall and Landfall-Review-on-Line.
Just as important, for the last six years he has run the weekly book blog Reid's Reader, in which he gives preference to detailed reviews of New Zealand books.
Dr Reid has a Masters degrees in both English and Theology. His doctorate is in History, in which field he has written a number of specialist books. Two volumes of his poetry have also been published.