Books

Porirua author a believer in love

Author Susan Holt ttributes the creation of her book to her husband, Robert.

I thought love was only true in fairy tales… meant for someone else, but not for me. So goes the old song.

Book repairer Bill Tito stopping in

Bill Tito with his new project, a standing photo album, and a family bible he recently restored.

Upper Hutt man has been repairing books for over 50 years.

Author's secret agent survival skills

Acclaimed children's illustrator and author Lauren Child signs books for fan and St Joseph's school student, Phoebe ...

Charlie and Lola author stopped in Queenstown to talk to primary school students before festival.

Never too late to write a book

Adam Dudding. He's not normally this neatly turned out.

Adam Dudding won the non-fiction first book award (and $2.5k) this week at the ripe old age of 46. Here's how it happened.

Otago A Go Go

More laureates than you can shake a stick at: the 2017 Dunedin Writers And Readers Festival.

Hungover but happy, a visiting northerner reports back after three days at the Dunedin's Writers And Readers Festival.

Kiwi Gothic too tamed, mannered

Author Damien Wilkins.

A queasy examination of shoplifting seen through the eyes of a shop detective, writes David Herkt.

A Life Story - A lifetime in the spotlight

Entertainer Franki Wood, from Lower Hutt, has died at 97.

Franki Wood entertained her community for more than 90 years, writes Bess Manson.

Marlborough murder mystery

Award-winning crime novelist Alan Carter with a copy of his new book Marlborough Man, a murder mystery set in Marlborough.

New crime novel sees small-town policeman go from hunter to hunted after body found at Havelock's shoe fence.

Anne's timeless appeal video

If there's one correct trait Anne with an E actress AmyBeth McNulty has in order to play Anne Shirley, it's "just the ...

OPINION: Whether you watch the new Netflix series or not, Anne of Green Gables is worth revisiting.

Posthumous novel from box of notes

Matthew Coley, whose book Cy has been published posthumously.

Matthew Coley's legacy was found in hand written notes on the floor of his flat.

Compelling Child takes top book prize

Ngaruawahia resident Catherine Chidgey took home the $50,000 Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize for her best-selling novel ...

The Wish Child wins $50,000 NZ fiction prize.

A book to save the planet video

Mt Pleasant Primary School pupils shared their interpretations of her book Kikir of the Walking Trees.

"These kids themselves can actually be heroes when it comes to saving the Earth."

Brain surgeon all for assisted death

Henry Marsh says he has seen enough drawn-out deaths to believe they aren't necessary.

Retired surgeon Henry Marsh questions our efforts to prolong life. He even has his own little suicide packet.

Mothering an icon from cradle to stage

Virginia Hanlon Grohl with her son, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, when he was about 12 years old.

Why did one sensible woman let her son drop out and join a band? Because mother knows best.

Giant, woolly writing socks

Ashleigh Young is a young writer who wrote a book and then unexpectedly won a huge cash prize from an American ...

Winning a $235K prize pushed NZ writer Ashleigh Young out into the world, but has the money changed things?

Satire a bit off in long-awaited sequel

Author Fay Weldon.

Review: The follow up to the remarkable Life and Loves of a She Devil, leaves Sarah Chandler a little disappointed.

Past and present meet in audacious move

Author Polly Clark.

Review: While not entirely convincing, this debut novel deals with very human and sympathetic quandaries, writes David Herkt.

If you could turn back time, where would you go?

Amy Adams plays a linguist communicating with aliens in Arrival. It shows how sophisticated time travel stories have become.

Time travel may not be possible but we love to speculate, says science writer James Gleick

Rare Harry Potter prequel stolen

Handwritten by author JK Rowling on a postcard, the rare Harry Potter prequel is worth nearly $50,000.

Handwritten by author JK Rowling on a postcard, it's worth nearly $50,000.

Books, bands and beer

Panellist Roger Shepherd.

Grant Smithies packs his long-johns and balaclava for a trip south to Dunedin's Writers And Readers Festival.

Vintage Read: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The novel was first published in 1937.

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope picks up a little-known 1937 novel by an African-American writer.

Blessings from adversity

Queenstown author and artist Da'Vella Gore has published her swan song book "This Blessed Artist."

"My illness and broken marriage led me to paint and the car crash led me to write."

'No one had heard about Diana' gallery

British Special Operations Executive agent, Diana Rowden in uniform.

A Kiwi author unites the family of a forgotten female spy with the French family who sheltered her during WWII.

Great Kiwi books to read

There's a Kiwi classic out there with your name on it.

Here are five classic New Zealand books every Kiwi needs to read.

NZ owes $4m in library, DVD fines

Wellington Library is seeking to recover $2713.26 from a Wellington art and science fan.

To whomever borrowed that $540 art DVD and all the Kiss CDs: Can the library have them back, please?

Closing the fantasy gap

Neal Stephenson has some sage advice for time travellers.

Author and Magic Leap futurist Neal Stephenson believes future technology won't disappoint.

Jake Bailey: 'My life was tipped upside down' video

Bailey's new book has given him closure on his battle with cancer

The Christchurch teen says his new book was an important part of closure.

Bill Clinton pens political thriller

Former US President Bill Clinton is starting a second career, as a novelist.

His writing buddy? Best-selling novelist James Patterson.

Look Who's Talking

Photographer Victoria Vincent in front of a poster for her new exhibition 'i do it' featuring female cyclists around ...

 We caught up with Wellington photographer Victoria Vincent to chat about her new exhibition "i do it".

Agatha Christie's final mystery

Author Agatha Christie.

She disappeared in 1926 and claimed amnesia when she returned. Now the reason why may finally have been solved.

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