Parental grief book released

Co-authors release their new book on how to cope with losing a child

"A support group in a book" was the idea.

Archer still aiming high

Jeffrey Archer will be remembered, of course, as much for his chequered career as his bestsellers.

Author admits that "if I wasn't No. 1, I think I'd pack up".

First US Booker win is a Sellout video

Paul Beatty's The Sellout, a stinging satire of race and class in the United States, won the Man Booker Prize on ...

Literally. It's Paul Beatty's The Sellout, a stinging satire of race and class in the United States.

Phil's awkward royal encounters

In his memoir Not Dead Yet, Phil Collins reveals an awkward encounter with Princess Diana.

Phil Collins was leaving the dentist when he bumped into Princess Diana. "I've just had a colonoscopy," she said.

Writer inspired by his own children

Chris Sanders initially wrote a song about his daughter when he decided to turn it into a children's book as well.

Chris Sanders wrote a song about his daughter's wish for a sibling when he decided it could have a bigger impact with a book as well.

Beloved book comes to life

A stage adaptation of The Gruffalo is currently touring NZ.

Gruffalo performers meeting the challenge of the world's toughest audiences

Reviews: Pornburger, Acts of Valour

A book for burger lovers, and the story of our Victoria Cross recipients.

Review: Hag-Seed, Margaret Atwood

Hag-Seed Margaret Atwood Hogarth, $37

Celebrating the "spine of the community"

New Zealand's second national bookshop day will be held on this Saturday, with various events and activities across the ...

Indie bookshops say they are not going away

Dolby offers sound advice

Thomas Dolby found success in both pop music and technology.

Why Thomas Dolby's still blinding them with science - from the dancefloor to the lecture theatre

Dylan's Nobel silence 'arrogant'

Bob Dylan's silence after receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature has been criticised by some.

Bob Dylan's silence since receiving the Nobel Prize has been called 'arrogant' by a board member.

Seven new design books

Help to colour your own world.

NZ House & Garden writers review the latest crop of design books.

Marvel pulls 'sexy' 15yo superhero

The depiction of Marvel teenage superhero Riri Williams has been criticised for being too sexualised.

Marvel and Midtown Comics have pulled a comic book cover featuring a 15-year-old superhero after fan backlash.

New Tolkien book excites fans

The cover of  Beren and Luthien by JRR Tolkien, to be published in 2017.

A love story between an Elvish maiden and a mortal man is to be published as a new JRR Tolkien book.

How To Dad set for book release

Jordan Watson is How To Dad.

Jordan Watson was just giving a mate some advice. Now he's an internet sensation.

Lily Max returns with a snow and fashion adventure

*Lily Max* Slope, Style, Fashion - the second novel in the Lily Max series by Queenstown author Jane Bloomfield.

Exuberant young fashionista Lily Max learns to ski in second novel.

Insightful account of war

The Waikato war of July 1863 to April 1864 was the defining conflict in New Zealand history.

REVIEW: Book explores one of the nations neglected parts of history - the invasion by the British of the Waikato in 19th century.

Miranda Hart's "bonkers'' dog book

Miranda Hart has written a book, co-authored by her dog.

The British comedian has co-authored a book... with her dog

Popular authors release new kids' book

Kinnaird drawing Squeakapotomus illustration in his Birkenhead home office.

From "bums and bottoms" to Squeakapotomus pets.

From collector to author

The Viaduct Postcard tells the story of two siblings visiting 1910s Wellington for the first time.

A Wellington women known for her large collection of children's books is getting set to release one of her own.

Bought for 50 pounds...

Hinemihi, a Maori meeting house that sits at Clandon House in Surrey, after being bought for 50 pounds in and taken from ...

Why a 136-year-old Maori meeting house sits in the grounds of a stately home in Surrey, England

Book award for Taranaki historian

Dr Danny Keenan was one of the winners at the Nga Kopu Ora Awards held in Auckland earlier this month.

"Maori writers have so many compelling stories to tell," says Taranaki historian.

Are Dylan’s songs ‘literature’? video

Bob Dylan has won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, but have the judges make a mistake?

Bob Dylan has won this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, but some believe the judges have made a mistake.

Kiwi icons chronicled

An old school savings book.

 MEMORY LANE: An impressive book chronicles our Kiwi icons of the 1950s-60s.

Safran Foer's art imitates life

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Here I Am.

Jonathan Safran Foer appears to rely on his own life for his latest novel but says readers should "forget that stuff".

Mansfield and Laing: parallel lives

A panel from Sarah Laing's new book Mansfield and Me.

Sarah Laing’s graphic memoir Mansfield and Me charts a journey that also delves into the celebrated writer’s life.

Tractor book captures hearts video

Sophie Siers with her muse, Allis the Allis Chalmers tractor built in the 1940s.

Hidden in the Hawke's Bay hills is a famous red coated girl, Allis Chalmers the tractor.

Best Books I Never Wrote: Jim Flynn

 Jim Flynn shares his favourite books.

Review: The Joyce Girl

A tragic tale of subsumed talent.

Reviews: Girl Stuff, The Trespasser

A guide for pre-teen girls, and a return to the Dublin Murder Squad.

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