Books

SAS keeping 'lid' on situation

Nicky Hager at the release of his new book Hit & Run.

The SAS have reportedly been in damage control mode since the release of a new book detailing suspected war crimes in Afghanistan.

High tea with the alt-right

Mr Darcy could make anything attractive... maybe even the ultra-right.

Not content with The Matrix and Taylor Swift, racists are reaching for Pride and Prejudice to prove a point.

Vintage Read: Darling Buds of May

First published in 1958, the Darling Buds of May is big on character, thin on plot.

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope finds the original of an old TV show.

Delving into the dark

It was clear Donald Trump was going to lose his bid for the US presidency -- until he didn't, says David Vann.

David Vann writes black-humoured and fascinating stories about people in crisis.

A Life Story - Final chapter in bookseller's life

Bob Burch, of Arty Bees Books, loved going to auctions and finding a bargain.

Bob Burch's Arty Bees bookshops remain a beacon of light and literature after his death, writes Bess Manson.

Mansfield's remains to stay put

The mayor of Avon has rejected a bid by Wellington to have Katherine Mansfield's remains exhumed from the French town ...

Bringing back author's remains to NZ a "mad and idiotic suggestion," Mansfield scholar says.

Room for New Zealand poetry to breathe

Dr Jack Ross.

Paula Green is mostly delighted by this collection, although she doesn't need poems written by women to be mansplained, thanks.

Cat Marnell: a master class in self destruction

Cat Marnell has made a career out of pushing the boundaries.

Once upon a time she was the wild child writer thrilling New York. But then the drugs won.

5 reads to inspire good health

Our recommended reads to kick-start healthy living.

Here are the top books to kick-start a healthy lifestyle.

Dog will stay at reservoir

Dog on the Big King Reserve reservoir.

A mysterious Murray Ball tribute will have a permanent home after lobbying from politicians.

Tawa woman, author at 21

Erin Donohue, from Tawa, has written a book for young adults. She overcame mental illness and anorexia to do it.

Erin Donohue has plenty to be proud of and she's beginning to accept it.

Magazine launches with a slam

Poet Devon Webb was asked to sign several copies of the book.

Devonport Library hosts launch of prestigious poetry yearbook.

Insp Rebus author to visit

Ian Rankin will be appearing in Christchurch as part of the the Word Festival's autumn season in May.

Bestselling Scottish crime author Ian Rankin is coming to Christchurch in May.

Murray Ball's enduring gift video

Footrot Flats: A Dog's Tale was released in  1986.

With the stroke of a pen he found a way to sum up the complicated, special relationship between a man and his dog.

Ian Rankin headlines festival

Scottish crime writer Ian Rankin is headlining the Auckland Writers Festival this year.

Scots crime-writing legend, Pulitzer and Booker winners and Emmy-winning writer behind Veep come to Auckland

JK Rowling's title guessing game

British author JK Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series of books, has just revealed the title of her new as yet ...

Despite what some fans may have guessed, it's not Mighty Thumb. Or Mayhem Sheep. Or even Mashed Chips.

No Bond for Dragon Tattoo sequel

Neither Rooney Mara nor Daniel Craig will be back for the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

There's good news and bad news for fans of punk-hacker Lisbeth Salander and her reporter pal.

Eleanor Catton tackles wealthy foreigners

Booker prize winning author Eleanor Catton has announced a new novel that tackles current events in a futuristic way.

Eleanor Catton's new novel is about ultra-rich foreigners building fortress-like mansions in rural NZ. Peter Thiel anyone?

Talented teen's works goes public gallery

Jennifer Cheuk, 17, has published her first book, The Peculiar Thoughts of a Hummingbird, a collection of short stories ...

An East Auckland teenager has written, illustrated and self-published her own book.

Keyes' daily suicide battle

Author Marian Keyes has battled depression and alcoholism.

Bestselling author Marian Keyes fought the urge to end her life 40 times a day.

Richie film makers take on inequality

Justin Pemberton (left) directed the Richie McCaw film and will turn a best selling book about wealth inequality into a ...

The Kiwi behind the Richie McCaw movie will turn an international best selling book about wealth inequality into a film.

Blank book tops best seller list

It's 266 pages long and has nothing but a table of contents, chapter names and bibliography. But it carries a message.

It's 266 pages long and has nothing but a table of contents, chapter names and bibliography. But it carries a message.

Young voices take charge in poetry magazine

Poetry is having a renaissance, outside of books, says editor Jack Ross.

Young poets a feature of this years poetry magazine launched by Albany's Massey University Press.

'Boring' history takes prize

Catherine Knight, author of Ravaged Beauty, environmental history of Manawatu.

Originally rejected by publishers, book exploring environmental history of Manawatu wins award.

Author in running for $50k prize

Ngaruawahia-based writer Catherine Chidgey is one of four finalists for the fiction prize in the 2017 Ockham New Zealand ...

Catherine Chidgey's dream run with The Wish Child continues.

Here are New Zealand's best books

The finalists for the Fiction category of the 2017 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards .

Organisers hail strong crop of finalists for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.

Raising awareness about deaf culture

Evie Mahoney's book details her experience growing up the child of deaf parents and hopes it will help people understand ...

"Being deaf is not just like having the sound turned off. It's much more complex."

Stephen King trolls Trump video

US President Donald Trump has accused former president Obama of tapping his phones ahead of the 2016 election.

It's only fitting that the master of horror tackles the latest presidential nightmare.

Gruesome 1840s murder examined

The Devonport plaque marking the execution spot of Snow family murderer Joseph Burns.

The triple murder that led to the first European hanged in New Zealand is the focus of a new book.

Drinking by the book

Wellington beer writer, Alice Galletly.

Your intrepid journalist receives professional written instruction in the complex art of drinking beer.

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