Books

Writing the history of writers

From left, Leonie Couper and Sue Courtney wrote a book to celebrate the 40th jubilee of an Auckland-based writing group.

An Auckland based writing group has celebrated its 40th anniversary with a historical book.

The Exorcist author dies at 89

William Peter Blatty has died of multiple myeloma.

His screenplay about a girl possessed by a demon became a blockbuster worldwide.

Designer hunts 'killer ideas'

A designer of 20 years, Nick McFarlane explores processes of creative thinking in his new book Hunting the Killer Idea.

After designing album art for British band The Prodigy Auckland designer Nick McFarlane has written a book exploring creative processes.

In praise of older women

"Women are sexier for so much longer."

'Women are sexier for so much longer': one expert on towboys, cougars and why sex gets better as we age.

John Hughes movies inspire memoir

Searching for John Hughes' author Jason Diamond says Home Alone particularly struck a chord with him when he was a child.

How Home Along and Pretty in Pink shaped the expectations of one boy

A novel adventure

'I Love You, Send Money' is the debut novel from Wellington author Jordan Alexander and the first in a planned trilogy ...

Woman's first novel is winging it's way around the world in a charity-driven adventure.

David Bowie: Crazy, creative golden years

David Bowie in Paris in 1977.

It's been a year since he died. A new biography can help you remember...

Illustrator draws magic

Illustrator Josh Morgan signs a book for Marcus Young at the launch of The Marble Maker/Te Kaihanga Māpere at The ...

A Manawatu illustrator conjures up magic for a new book.

'In death, Dad looked healthier than he had in years'

Robin Dudding in the 1990s: beard, books and fag in hand.

SUMMER READ: Read an extract from 'My Father's Island', the new memoir by Fairfax reporter Adam Dudding.

Books offer best holidays and return

Dave Armstrong never travels anywhere without at least one book in his bag.

Holiday advice: Put down that phone, ignore everyone, and pick up a book.

Short story: Missing

John Summers' Missing was the winner of the non-fiction essay section of the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards 2016. Judge and Sunday Star-Times editor Jonathan Milne said it was a standout entry in a popular category.

Graham Norton's funny new chapter

Graham Norton: Funny man.

The beloved comic has written a novel - and it's really good.

What 2017 holds for book lovers

Neil Gaiman is delving into Norse Mythology in 2017.

The Martians are coming (again) and they're bringing Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology with them.

Return of The Breakaways

Former Breakaways guitarist Midge Marsden with a copy of the new vinyl LP.

Inspired by the music of 60s New Plymouth band The Breakaways, Grant Smithies ponders a wild and woolly side of NZ he missed as a child.

Children flock to turn pages

Motomi Morioka with her son Nobuo Morioka, 8, spend hours reading in Wellington Central Library.

Children's book borrowing is on the rise at Wellington Library.

Tractor with a tale to tell

Sophie Siers has written two books for children about Allis the tractor.

Allis is a little red tractor well-known to the nation's children.

Leslie Jones blasts book deal

Leslie Jones says Simon & Shuster are helping the far-right commentators "spread their hate".

A victim of far-right blogger Milo Yiannopoulos Twitter attacks, the Ghostbusters star is not happy he's being given another platform.

Hitler's Mein Kampf a hit video

Adolf Hitler initiated World War II in Europe and was central to the Holocaust in which about six million Jews were ...

German sales soar of a special edition of the Nazi leader's book outlining his ideology which led to the Holocaust.

The most Dangerous book ever?

White supremacist and self-styled "troll" Milo Yiannopoulos.

Simon & Schuster are on the defensive after public backlash to book deal for right-wing blogger and self styled "troll" Milo Yiannopoulos.

Nostalgia trip doesn't last the distance

Wally Lamb indulges himself in latest novel, to the disappointment of Felicity Price.

The Gulf between perception and reality

Sue Green returns to childhood haunts reading this environmental call to arms.

2017 in NZ: It's going to be a risky business

Nadia Lim: a Pacific adventure with child in tow

These famous Kiwis are throwing caution to the wind in 2017.

Short story: Karangahake

There's no way to make this pretty, you think, pen poised on the back of a sandwich bag.

Diocesan School for Girls' Joanna Li was the winner of the Secondary Schools Category of the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards 2016, with her story, Karangahake.

Best books of 2016

Pick some summer holiday reading from Good Read's top ten fiction books for 2016, as voted for by fellow book-lovers.

Whether you're after a beach read, a mouthwatering new cookbook or a goosebump-inducing thriller, who better to recommend the best books of the year than fellow readers?

The most important books of 2016

Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

History, orange ambition, and feminist shouting - these are the books of 2016 that are essential reading.

Clive Cussler's classic car collection

Clive Cussler's 'Built to Thrill' showcases his amazing collection of classic cars.

Like his popular hero Dirk Pitt, author Clive Cussler collects classic cars - and he has more than 100 of them.

Vintage Read: Room at the Top

Room at the Top, by John Braine, is set in Britain after the end of World War II and chronicles the changing morals of ...

Browsers bookshop owner Rachel Pope found her latest Vintage Read on a list of David Bowie's favourite books.

Fisher's books go sky high

Carrie Fisher signing copies of her last book The Princess Diarist.

The Princess Diarist - the actresses last book - topped Amazon's sales list yesterday.

Watership Down author dies

Richard Adams, the author of Watership Down.

Richard Adams, the author of children's classic Watership Down, has died.

Summer books to snap up

Get reading this summer.

Discerning readers tell what books you should take to the bach.

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