Books

The truth, according to 60 NZers video

Dame Trelise Cooper. "I did lots of new-age courses and thinking and visualisation, because I really believe in dreams ...

A new book and documentary strips away the the psyche of famous New Zealanders.

The fuss about Kiwi books

There's a barney going on over Kiwi books.

Michele A'Court and Jeremy Elwood debate the health of the New Zealand book world.

Betting on a winner​

Kelly Ana Morey at her home near Kaiwaka, which she shares with her horses, two dogs, a crew of cats and two chickens.

Author and self-confessed ‘spooky old lady’ Kelly Ana Morey simply wants to be a writer who is read. David Herkt pays her a visit.

Review: This Model World, Anthony Byrt

A refreshing twist on the usual art criticism book.

Peanuts' battle for Franklin

Charlie Brown's friend, Franklin.

It was only 48 years ago that a fan asked Charles M Schulz to create a black character. He agreed. His editors, not so much.

Reviews: The Love of a Bad Man, The Malice of Waves

An uncomfortable piece of history-porn, and a knotty sea mystery.

Best Books I Never Wrote: Geoffrey Palmer

Geoffrey Palmer shares his favourite books. Many favourite books.

Review: The Schooldays of Jesus, JM Coetzee

Another puzzling read from JM Coetzee.

Barnesy bares his soul

Little Jimmy.

Rocker Jimmy Barnes reveals his terrible, troubled childhood

Review: A Boy Made of Blocks, Keith Stuart

A touching story about a father who connects with his autistic son through Minecraft.

Reviews: The Writer's Room, Dark Forces

A book for book lovers, and another spy-thriller from Stephen Leather.

Meet the 'Horse Whisperer'

Queenstown's horse whisperer Andrew Froggatt at his home near Arrowtown.

"We're using the horses as a tool to teach others about themselves."

Q&A with Anthony Byrt

When Anthony Byrt's infant son was in hospital in Berlin, he made the decision to move home to New Zealand.

Jimmy Barnes' boyhood on tour

They breed 'em tough in Glasgow: Jimmy Barnes recalls some not-so-fond childhood memories in his new book.

The Aussie rocker's next NZ tour will be something a bit different.

Writer's $3.9m pad for sale

The garden courtyard lets light into the seating nook and bedroom.

Take a peek into the enchanting Auckland home of novelist Stacy Gregg - and buy it.

Revival of book groups

Book groups are becoming popular again with some modern twists added to them.

Find fellow book-lovers in your community and discuss your love of literature.

Cronin is a sci-fi superstar

06/14/10- Justin Cronin, author of the creepy novel The Passage. (Photo by Vince Talotta/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Justin Cronin's vampire tales outrated Twilight and True Blood.

Kiwi takes on 'world's most famous economist'

Thomas Piketty: "I refuse this nomination because I don't think it's up to a government to say who is honourable."

What do you do after filming the worlds greatest rugby player? Tackle the big economic questions

The sheer power of 60 years

Irene Murphy's portrait in Visible: 60 Women at 60.

The milestone of turning 60 has been turned into a book, an exhibition and a show.

Kiwi writers scammed $15k

"The writers being scammed are generally new to writing and don't know where to find sound advice."

The world of publishing can be cutthroat. The self-publishing world can be even worse.

Mum has the write stuff

Writer Sue Sturm has waited 12 years to get her children's book published.

Mother brings 'Simon the Snake' to life after 12 year wait.

Review: The Radium Girls, Kate Moore

A thoroughly researched account of the compensation battle waged by women exposed to radium during World War I.

'Death grabs you from the trees'

Author Justin Cronin shared an image of Wellington Airport's Manwe and Gandalf sculpture with the amusing caption, "Tell ...

Justin Cronin,who is touring New Zealand to support The City of Mirrors, has met some of the local wildlife.

Review: I Am Behind You, John Ajvide Lindqvist

John Ajvide Linqvist. He will creep you out

Sweden's answer to Stephen King is back.

Living next door to Roald Dahl

Lily Kinstry, 6, reacts to a spoonful of 'George's Marvellous Medicine' at Roald Dahl's 100th birthday party at the ...

Literary legend used to love chatting to his Kiwi neighbours, says Marlborough man.

Kinky Kiwi killer image disputed

Somme: Into the Breach, by Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

Kiwi soldiers sex crazed cold-blooded killers, says author.

Review: Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harari

Dodgy logic and flawed arguments mar an otherwise interesting book on the future of humans.

Where all the brainy kids are video

Harry Hampton, 11, a member of the Wellington quiz-winning team, will read anywhere, any time.

Last month, 32 brainy kids from around the planet gathered in Auckland to show off their knowledge of Charles Dickens, Cinderella and, naturally, The Hunger Games

CK Stead, poet laureate

CK Stead says anyone who wants to write poetry must steep themselves in its traditions "or try something else - singing ...

CK Stead, the poet laureate, is 83, and he feels like it.

Matt suddain: International man of mystery

Matt Suddain wanted to be photographed in disguise.

New Zealand writer Matt Suddain is making a name for himself as the author of strange, funny, genre-defying novels.

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